2 men charged in Internet rape video case in southern France

, 7:09 PM IST

Paris: Two young men have been arrested, charged and jailed in southern France after shocked Internet users watched a video of a suspected rape and alerted police.

Lawyer Francoise Nogues says the two men, aged 18 and 22, were charged yesterday with “aggravated gang rape” of an 18-year-old girl and “diffusion of pornographic images.”

Perpignan prosecutor Achille Kiriakides said in a statement that the young men were jailed.

The prosecutor said the girl knew both men and that a barrage of analyses would help determine if the sexual encounters were “completely and freely” accepted.

The faces on the video that has since been removed were hidden by an emoji.

Nogues said her 22-year-old client told her the girl was his partner and was consenting.