French fetishist held for 'pleasuring self on foreign feet'
French police have arrested an alleged serial foot fetishist who lured foreign women to his home near Paris with the promise of a warm bed but instead pleasured himself on their feet.
The unnamed man, aged 42, from Mantes-la-Jolie to the west of Paris, allegedly approached young women at night after they missed the last train and offered them somewhere to sleep.
Once at home, he announced that he was a chiropodist and began massaging the unsuspecting women's feet, before moving on to sucking their toes and then masturbating against their feet.
He dutifully returned the women to the train station the next morning.
A complaint lodged by a South Korean woman led police to open an inquiry during which they found three other women allegedly attacked in a similar way between 2008 and 2011.
"He doesn't feel that he did them any harm, he says that they were consenting," a source close to the enquiry told AFP.
The unemployed man who lives with his father will appear in court on July 25, pending psychological tests and to give the man time to prepare his defence.
© 2011 AFP