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Canadian tourist rape: Paris police jailed for seven years

February 1, 2019 5:14 am

Two police officers have been found guilty of raping a Canadian woman at a renowned Paris police headquarters in 2014.

They were both jailed for seven years by a Paris court, three years after the case was thrown out in another trial.

Emily Spanton, 39, waived her right to anonymity to pursue the case.

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She told the trial she had been invited to tour the police HQ after meeting a group of officers in a bar, but when she went there she was gang-raped.

The headquarters, based at 36 Quai des Orfèvres in Paris, is legendary for its role in French crime literature and film.

The two men, Nicolas Redouane and Antoine Quirin – former members of France’s elite BRI anti-gang force – had always maintained their innocence. They argued Ms Spanton had consented to sex.

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