Pippa Middleton's father-in-law arrested, charged with raping a minor

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Pippa Middleton's Father-in-Law Arrested, Accused of Raping Minor

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The millionaire father-in-law of "almost royal" Pippa Middleton, sister of Britain's Duchess Catherine, has been charged with raping a minor.

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According to the Daily Beast, 74-year-old David Matthews — whose son, James, is married to Middleton — was arrested in Paris last week and charged with "rape of a minor by a person having authority over her." He was questioned and released but is "under formal investigation by a magistrate," the Telegraph reported.

The alleged victim reported the incident, which reportedly occurred in 1998 or 1999, last year, according to the Telegraph.

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Matthews has denied the allegations, the Telegraph reported. Representatives for the Duchess of Cambridge, formerly known as Kate Middleton, have not commented.

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