Court extends detention of accused serial rapist pending investigation

Daily News Egypt
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An Egyptian court extended, on Tuesday, the pre-trial detention of Ahmed Bassam Zaki over its investigation into the accusations made against him of attempted sexual assault by several young women, including a minor.

Zaki was arrested in early July after dozens of women accused him of rape, sexual assault, and blackmail.

In a statement earlier, the Public Prosecution said the alleged assailant is accused of attempting to assault and indecently assault two girls. This comes in addition to the accusation that he forced and threatened a third girl into indecent acts. The Public Prosecution added that one of the victims was under 18 years, and was therefore legally a minor.

The prosecution’s statement added that the defendant is also accused of sextortion, blackmail, harassing girls through communicative devices, violating the victims’ private lives, violating the values of society, and extensively sending messages to survivors against their will.

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