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Egypt: Man gets 45 years for sexual assault

Egypt: Man gets 45 years for sexual assault

An Egyptian man has been convicted and sentenced to 45 years in prison for sexually assaulting nine women, a rare harsh punishment in a country where such crimes often go unaddressed.
In Tuesday's court ruling, the judge said 21-year-old Mohammed el-Sayyed harassed and assaulted women, sometimes grabbing them and in at least some instances using a knife.
The attacks occurred between December 2006 until he was arrested in February.
El-Sayyed is known in the media as the butcher of Maadi, an upscale Cairo neighborhood, where most of the assaults took place.
Sexual harassment of women is widespread in Egypt, but sexual harassment and assault prosecutions are rare.


Updated : 2021-03-03 04:18 GMT+08:00