Cops search home of French author accused of raping child

French writer Gabriel Matzneff, in a TV interview, says he ‘regrets’ his trips to Asia to have sex with minors, adding that at the time, ‘no one ever said it was a crime’. – AFP pic, February 14, 2020.

FRENCH police yesterday searched the home of a writer accused of raping a minor and who repeatedly describes relationships with young teens in his work, said a source.

Gabriel Matzneff, who has never made secret his preference for sex with adolescent girls and boys, is to stand trial this year on a charge of justifying paedophilia.

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