Friday, September 7, 2012

Accused of Raping Deaf Boys

A Frenchman is on trial in Paris for raping deaf boys in Indonesia. Gerard Carayon says he is not guilty of the charges. Carayon led a humanitarian organization. Eight years ago, a French diplomat told authorities that he suspected Carayon of sexually abusing deaf children at his home or a hotel. Carayon was arrested at the Paris airport in 2008. He was held for a year and a half and then disappeared. Authorities caught up with him last month at the border of France and Italy. Several students have testified that they told their teacher that Carayon had raped them or given them money for sex. One alleged victim claimed to have been a "sex slave." Carayon is now 75 years old.

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