A French man is facing charges of drugging his wife for a decade and allowing men to rape her while she was unconscious. The police have arrested 51 men who allegedly participated in the horrific abuse, which was recorded by the husband and stored on a USB drive.
The husband, identified only as Dominique P, reportedly used an online forum called “a son insu” (“without him/her knowing”) to find men who were interested in having sex with his wife without her consent. He would then slip Lorazepam, an anti-anxiety drug that causes drowsiness and memory loss, into his wife’s food and invite the men over to their home in Mazan, France.
The police said that the rapes occurred between 2011 and 2020, and that some of the men came back several times. The men ranged in age from 26 to 73 and included a fireman, a lorry driver, a municipal councillor, an IT worker in a bank, a prison guard, a nurse and a journalist.
Dominique P took precautions to avoid waking up his wife or arousing suspicion from the neighbours. He forbade the men from wearing perfume or smoking, asked them to wash their hands in hot water, told them to undress in the kitchen and park their cars near a school. He also filmed the rapes and kept the videos on a USB drive in a folder named “ABUSES”.
The police discovered the videos during an investigation into Dominique P for secretly filming women in changing rooms. They informed his wife, who was unaware of the abuse and suffered from depression. She later filed for divorce from Dominique P, whom she had been married to for more than 50 years and had three children with.
Some of the men who were arrested claimed that they did not know that the wife was not consenting, while one said: “It’s his wife, he does what he likes with her.” The prosecutors said that Dominique P “never used violence or threats” to coerce the men into raping his wife, but added that none of them “gave up going through with sexual acts on his wife given her state”.