A gendarme from the Rives-en-Seine brigade, northwest of Rouen, was indicted and placed in detention in early January for aggravated rape, AFP learned on Friday January 14 from the prosecution.
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The soldier, whose age has not been specified, was taken into custody following a woman's complaint.
After his indictment, he was placed in preventive detention on January 5, the same source said.
The gendarme mentioned before the judge a consensual sexual relationship.
The investigation was entrusted to the research section of the Rouen gendarmerie, the same source said.