A 23-year-old man born in Algeria was arrested and taken into custody late Saturday evening in Paris, France. He is suspected of having raped an American woman in the toilets of a restaurant in the 4th arrondissement. The intoxicated man was arrested on the Louis-Philippe bridge and placed in police custody.
The victim’s friend was surprised not to see her return from the bathroom, searched for her, reported a source close to the investigation. He then discovered her behind the bathroom door being assaulted and raped by a stranger with his pants down. The Algerian tried to flee but was caught by security agents, then arrested by police officers.
The Paris prosecutor’s office noted that an investigation for rape by a drunken person had been opened.