India court acquits ex-French diplomat of child rape charges

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Posted: Apr 20, 2017 7:21 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian news reports say a special court has acquitted a former French diplomat charged with raping his 3-year-old daughter in India.

The Bangalore Mirror reported that Judge B.S. Rekha said that there was no evidence to prove the charges against Pascal Mazurier, who was a consular official in the southern city of Bangalore. The ruling was made Wednesday.

Mazurier was arrested in 2012 on the basis of a complaint made by his Indian wife. He was released on bail four months later, and was suspended from his job.