Canadian tourist gang-raped by 2 French Policemen, trial set to begin

January 14, 2019 | Brainwave Science



According to media reports, two Paris police officers will face trial on allegations that they gang-raped a Canadian (tourist) woman inside the force’s headquarters three years ago. Two anti-gang French policemen are going on trial on charges of raping a Canadian tourist at the police headquarters in Paris. Five years after a Canadian tourist alleged that both officers -members of the BRI force – raped her at the judicial police’s prestigious headquarters in the heart of the French capital after a late-night encounter at a nearby pub, finally the elite cops are set to go on trial. The officers are alleged to have attacked the woman after meeting her in a pub and inviting her for a late-night tour of 36 Quai des Orfevres, a famous address depicted in many films and novels.  The officers face 20 years in prison if convicted.

On the night of April 22, 2014, Canadian tourist Emily Spanton made the acquaintance of a group of off-duty police officers at Le Galway, a quayside Irish pub across the Seine from the headquarters where they worked. After midnight, a pair of officers from the elite anti-gang brigade invited a heavily inebriated Spanton back to the office for a late-night tour. One of the policemen, Antoine Q., ferried the then-34-year-old over by a car while a second, Nicolas R., joined them on foot. The two officers on trial, now aged 40 and 49, deny raping Spanton: Nicolas R. has said she performed oral sex on him, an act he claims was consensual and did not involve ejaculation, while Antoine Q., after initially denying any sexual relations with the Canadian, eventually said he did engage consensually in manual sexual touching in the car. Forensics, meanwhile, revealed gynecological trauma on the alleged victim and DNA from both of the accused on her underwear as well as her DNA mixed with Antoine Q’s own DNA on two pairs of his underwear. The investigation found that text messages and videos had been erased from the officers’ mobile phones, but one compromising text message was discovered on the phone of the colleague who received it that night at 1 am.

In 2016 initially, the case was dismissed on the grounds citing “incoherencies” in Spanton’s account, including her confusion over whether there were three or four assailants. Toxicology reports, meanwhile, found that the victim had consumed anti-depressants, opiates, and cannabis, in addition to the large amounts of alcohol. Spanton, for her part, has told the Toronto Star newspaper that she “was in no state to give consent” on the night of her alleged rape. “We need to be having a societal conversation about what actual consent is,” she told the newspaper.


The process of investigating and prosecuting rape cases is something that is a challenge at a global level. While we say the world, we live in today is “Post-Weinstein era,” problem is that it is too difficult to obtain a conviction for rape under existing definitions of the crime whether it be the United States, Canada or France. Conviction rates in heinous crimes like Rape are rare when they occur, an offender is punished with a prison term approximately 95% of the time but the sentences served are for shorter periods of time. In the face of a multitude of physical evidence, Spanton’s Paris-based lawyer says, this trial will be a trial about consent.

It has been accepted as a matter of fact that allegations of rape and sexual assault are often simply a matter of “he said, she said”; that when a woman accuses a man of a sexual assault and the man denies it, there is no way to discern the truth and the justice system is impotent.

This definitely needs to be challenged and changed at a global level in a post #MeToo world.


Canadian tourist Emily Spanton was intoxicated when she alleges that she was raped by 2 French police officers, the Police officers claim that it was consensual sex and they had not raped her. DNA evidence points that DNA from both of the accused was found on Emily’s underwear as well as her DNA mixed with Antoine Q’s own DNA on two pairs of his underwear. So, except for the fact that the three people in question one victim and 2 accused had sex that night all the other facts are disputed by both parties. In a situation like this when victim alleges that an act of most intimate violation has been committed against him/her it is essential to use a technology that can corroborate the testimonies of all parties and reveal the underlying truth in this case. Here is where iCognative technology developed and marketed only by Brainwave Science comes into the picture. When truth seems elusive and the facts seem to not deliver justice, it is time to turn to a technology that has been hailed as virtually infallible – iCognative helps the delivery of truth and justice by precisely measuring brainwaves in a scientific and objective manner.

Portable and easy to operate, non-invasive iCognative technology has been deemed unbeatable. The world today is in desperate need of a non-intrusive, affordable and efficient technology with nearly perfect accuracy ratings. With iCognative, that technology has finally arrived. Using case related details such as: date and time of the incident; location where the alleged crime occurred; testimonies of the victim as well as the suspects about the details of what happened at that night; pictures taken on the evening the crime occurred; details regarding what the victim was wearing; details from forensic reports collected by the police; DNA evidence reports along with other case-related investigation details all together called as Stimuli are uploaded in the form of words, phrases and pictures to the iCognative System software by the investigator. iCognative test can be conducted on both police officers who claim innocence using all the details to confirm testimonies provided by each and everyone that has been questioned including all witnesses in this case. Given the fact that rape is a very difficult crime to prove in the current criminal justice system iCognative can help change this situation with its over 99% accuracy and by the collection of all facts from the source of all crimes – the human brain.

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In the case of Emily Spanton, law enforcement agencies in France can utilize this avant-garde iCognative technology that sets a benchmark for innovation and performance, as it is a highly advanced, non-intrusive, and affordable security solution, showing great value for law enforcement. By standardizing the use of first-of-its-kind iCognative technology in investigations, law enforcement benefits from a scientific and objective means to discover who exactly the perpetrators and accomplices are and what is their level of participation in any given crime, even in complex cases of rape like the one involving two elite police officers.

Source: South China Morning Post