The adopted son of the Canadian Prime Minister, Jean Chrétien, has been charged with sexually assaulting an 18-year-old girl in an apartment in the Arctic city of Yellowknife.
Michel Charles Chrétien, 33, was arrested and charged on Friday after the teenage girl's mother complained to police that her daughter had been violated by Chrétien during a night of heavy drinking, according the the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
An Inuit, he had been reunited with his birth family. He has had a series of brushes with the law and recurrent social difficulties, exemplifying the problems that can arise when Indian children are adopted by white parents and feel they don't belong anywhere.
Chrétien's appearance on Friday before the Northwest Territories' Justice of the Peace came almost 10 years to the day that he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 27-year-old woman he had met in a Montreal bar.