French prosecutors jail Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred on rape charges

Morocco singer Saad Lamjarred performs with Ukrainian Orchestra Symphonic at the opening of the Carthage Festival. (File photo)

A French court of appeals on Tuesday jailed Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred, who was arrested in late August in France pending investigations, after it turned over a decision to place him under judicial supervision.

Lamjarred was last arrested on Aug. 26 in the southern French town of Saint-Tropez following a complaint by a young woman about "acts that could be described as rape," according to a public prosecutor.

The Moroccan singer was officially charged with rape on Aug. 28 and was placed under judicial supervision and prevented from leaving French territory, in exchange for a bail of 150,000 euros.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52