The multimillionaire father-in-law of Pippa Middleton was arrested Friday night in Paris on suspicion of raping a teenager.
David Matthews, 73, dad to “Made in Chelsea” star Spencer Matthews, is said to have carried out the attack between 1998 and 1999 while on holiday in France.
A relative is said to have reported him to the police and Matthews reported to judges in the French capital on Tuesday.
French national news agency AFP said Matthews has been charged with the “rape of a minor by a person with authority over his victim.”
Matthews is the father of James Matthews, 41, who is married to Pippa, the 34-year-old sister of Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, who is married to Prince William.
The rape case is being dealt with by the Juvenile Protection Brigade of the Paris judicial police.
Matthews strenuously denies all allegations.
The charge will now be subject to a judicial investigation.
Source: James Cox, The Sun
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