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French lieutenant colonel nabbed after masturbating on Paris Metro

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French lieutenant colonel nabbed after masturbating on Paris Metro
The man faces charges of indecent public exposure. Photo: Ernest McGray Jr/Flickr
17:29 CEST+02:00
The disgraced military man has admitted guilt in yet another case of sexual harassment on the French capital's transport system.
It's Thursday night on a subway train heading to the northwestern Paris suburb of Asnieres. 
 
A young woman notices another metro user, a man in uniform, who is masturbating. 
 
As soon as she gets off at her stop, the flabbergasted witness takes the matter to Paris Metro police, who then proceed to arrest the 58-year-old man.
 
According to French magazine Le Point, the now disgraced lieutenant-colonel for France's Gendarmerie Police has admitted he was masturbating in public.
 
He's been placed under police custody and faces charges of indecent public exposure.
 
Paris transport body RATP launched a campaign last March aimed at stamping out sexual harassment and assault on Ile-de-France's transport network. 
 
 
According to French rail SNCF, "87% of our users say they have already been the victim of sexism, sexual harassment or sexual assault and 8 out of 10 women say they feel unsafe in public spaces".
 
 
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