French police arrested a 42-year-old African migrant in Nogaro this week following allegations he has raped and sexually and physically abused 28 children, including two infants, in his home since 2017.
The 42-year-old, who is said to be a migrant originally from the Ivory Coast, allegedly began the sexual abuse in 2017 after inviting a woman to live with him, who was later followed by three other women aged 32 to 42, all of whom have French citizenship.
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The women are said to have engaged in sexual activity with the 42-year-old and lived with him along with their 28 children.
The children were reportedly sexually abused and also physically abused, with allegations the African tortured two infants who were each just two years old.
The abuse became known to police after one of the women decided to leave the house and reported the migrant for acts of kidnapping, sexual abuse, and violence. According to the newspaper La Depeche, the migrant is said to be a Muslim who has become radicalised.
Christian Peyret, mayor of the commune of Nogaro, stated that the children had been enrolled in a local public school and had integrated but were shy regarding their private lives. He also claimed that he thought the home had been rented by the four women and did not know a man lived there.