Europe

1 French policeman charged with rape; 3 others with assault

  • People march in the streets of Aulnay-sous-Bois, north of Paris, France, holding a sign reading "Justice for Theo" during a protest, a day after a French police officer was charged with the rape of a youth, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. One French police officer has been charged with raping a 22-year-old man and three others have been charged with assault after an identity check degenerated last week in the Paris suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois. (AP Photo/Milos Krivokapic)

    People march in the streets of Aulnay-sous-Bois, north of Paris, France, holding a sign reading "Justice for Theo" during a protest, a day after a French police officer was charged with the rape of a youth, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. One French police officer has been charged with raping a 22-year-old man and three others have been charged with assault after an identity check degenerated last week in the Paris suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois. (AP Photo/Milos Krivokapic)  (The Associated Press)

  • People march in the streets of Aulnay-sous-Bois, north of Paris, France, holding a sign reading "Justice for Theo" during a protest, a day after a French police officer was charged with the rape of a youth, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. One French police officer has been charged with raping a 22-year-old man and three others have been charged with assault after an identity check degenerated last week in the Paris suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois. (AP Photo/Milos Krivokapic)

    People march in the streets of Aulnay-sous-Bois, north of Paris, France, holding a sign reading "Justice for Theo" during a protest, a day after a French police officer was charged with the rape of a youth, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. One French police officer has been charged with raping a 22-year-old man and three others have been charged with assault after an identity check degenerated last week in the Paris suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois. (AP Photo/Milos Krivokapic)  (The Associated Press)

  • People march in the streets of Aulnay-sous-Bois, north of Paris, France, holding a sign reading "Justice for Theo" during a protest, a day after a French police officer was charged with the rape of a youth, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. One French police officer has been charged with raping a 22-year-old man and three others have been charged with assault after an identity check degenerated last week in the Paris suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois. (AP Photo/Milos Krivokapic)

    People march in the streets of Aulnay-sous-Bois, north of Paris, France, holding a sign reading "Justice for Theo" during a protest, a day after a French police officer was charged with the rape of a youth, Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. One French police officer has been charged with raping a 22-year-old man and three others have been charged with assault after an identity check degenerated last week in the Paris suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois. (AP Photo/Milos Krivokapic)  (The Associated Press)

One French police officer has been charged with raping a 22-year-old man and three others have been charged with assault after an identity check degenerated last week in the Paris suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois.

Eric Dupond-Moretti, the victim's lawyer, said Monday that his client was hospitalized after an operation. The man was severely injured Thursday after allegedly being sodomized with a police baton.

Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux suspended the four policemen and said the conditions of the man's arrest must be established "very clearly and with no ambiguity."

A march was being organized Monday to support the victim.

Aulnay-sous-Bois was one of the worst-hit suburbs during the 2005 riots around the French capital.