A 68-year-old Frenchman who posed as young male model online to lure in sexual partners.
He used a picture of a model.
“Laroche” pinpointed 40-year-old Sylvie and began flirting.
Soon, Michel took the relationship one step further by inviting Sylvie to a “Fifty Shades of Grey”-style first date at his home, suggesting she blindfold herself before entering his darkened bedroom.
The woman then removed the blindfold after sex -- to find herself in bed with an old man, far from the handsome model she was talking to online.
It’s a ploy Michel seems to have used before.
Following his arrest on March 17, a second woman reportedly came forward with a very similar blindfolding story.
His horrified female conquests are pressing rape charges, claiming consent implies full knowledge of the situation.
The man has apparently been catfishing women on his Zoosk profile since 2009, and he was in contact with hundreds of women at the time of his arrest.
His lawyer, Laurent Poumarède, told press the women in question were not raped:
"Rape implies the absence of consent. Here the women were at no time forced.
"I wonder if these women didn’t knowingly close their eyes to the truth in more ways than one."