Two Egyptian policemen to stand trial for sexual assault
The two policemen allegedly stopped a car driven by a man and demanded to escort his female passenger home
Egypt’s public prosecutor on Saturday ordered two policemen to stand trial for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman in Cairo, in a case which stirred outrage, a judicial source said.
The incident has been widely reported over past weeks in a country faced with increased cases of sexual harassment since its 2011 revolution.
The two policemen allegedly stopped a car driven by a man and demanded to escort his female passenger home.
Instead, they drove her off in a police truck to an isolated area and tore off her clothes and sexually assaulted her, according to the charge sheet.
They face up to life in prison if convicted, a judicial official told AFP.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has passed a law last June to combat sexual crimes and ordered police to crack down on harassment and cases of sexual assault.
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