Spencer Matthews’ dad and Pippa Middleton’s father-in-law David Matthews, 73, ‘charged with rape’ of a minor

Posted on Mar 31 2018 - 3:17am by admin

David and Jane Matthews attend the wedding of Pippa Middleton and their son James MatthewsDavid and Jane Matthews attend the wedding of Pippa Middleton and their son James Matthews [Getty]

French news agency AFP have cited legal sources, stating Pippa Middleton’s father-in-law David Matthews, 73, has been ‘charged with the rape of a minor by a person with authority over his victim’.

David Matthews is alleged to have carried out the attack between 1998 and 1999, while on holiday in France.

It has been reported that he was in custody in Paris on Friday, accused of the rape of a minor. 

David Matthews has allegedly been chargedDavid Matthews has allegedly been charged [Getty]

Pippa Middleton And James Matthews picturesPippa Middleton and the James Matthews on their wedding day [Getty]

Matthews is said to have reported to the judges in the French capital on Tuesday.

David is the father of James Matthews, who is married to Pippa Middleton, and Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews.

The rape case is being dealt with by the Juvenile Protection Brigade (BPM) of the Paris judicial police.  

Spencer MatthewsSpencer Matthews is the son of David [Getty]

David denies the charges. 

David himself is a multimillionaire businessman, who began his professional career as a garage mechanic. 

He last year was pictured attending the wedding of Pippa Middleton and his son James alongside his family.

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews were last pictured at Sunday service with the royal family on January 7 2018Pippa Middleton and James Matthews  [Getty]

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