Frederic Mitterrand, the French culture minister who created a row by vociferously protesting the arrest of Roman Polanski, apparently has a penchant for young boys. The source? A book he wrote:
In his 2005 book The Bad Life, he wrote: “I got into the habit of paying for boys,” saying his attraction to young male prostitutes was not dimmed despite knowing “the sordid details of this traffic”.
“All these rituals of the market for youths, the slave market excited me enormously… the abundance of very attractive and immediately available young boys put me in a state of desire.”