French Senator Joel Guerreau suspended after rape allegations
Joel Guerreau has been accused of narcotics in a drink given to Senator Sandrine Josso at his home on Tuesday, after which she fell ill and left.
French Senator Joel Guerreau has been suspended from the party after he was accused of trying to rape a female senator Sandrine Josso.
According to France24 and foreign media, 66-year-old Joel Guerreau was detained and charged on Friday, but was released 48 hours later.
French media added that Joel Guerreau has been accused of narcotics in a drink given to Senator Sandrine Josso at his home on Tuesday, after which she fell ill and left.
Joel Guerreau’s lawyer has said that he did not intend to assault the female senator and has apologized to Sandrine Josso and that it was all a mistake.
His lawyer has said that Joel Guerreau is an honest and honorable person who will restore his honor and that of his family, even if it takes a long time.
According to France 24 and foreign media, Joel Guerreau has been released under judicial supervision after being charged with drug use and secret mixing with intent to rape, and has been barred from contacting the female senator and witnesses while the investigation continues.