Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) - A popular presenter of rock music programmes for Swiss public television TSR in the 1980s, who lives in France, was placed under house arrest 13 December, by French police in Gex. The man, who cannot be named publicly in Switzerland, although he is named in France, is accused of committing sexual acts with young boys, reports France’s Dauphine Libéré. The newspaper says he has partially admitted to the crimes, which consist mainly of sexually touching young boys who were invited as guests on his show. The newspaper also cites his Geneva lawyer, who objects to the use of the term pedophile, saying it implies rape, a crime of which he is not accused and did not commit.
French police were alerted by Swiss authorities, who acted on information supplied by the man’s victims, now all adults.