Cairo court sentences rapist Ahmed Bassam Zaki to eight years in prison

Cairo Criminal Court sentenced Ahmed Bassam Zaki to eight years in prison over charges of sexual harassment of two girls by sending them sexual pictures and communicating with them without their consent.

The investigations claimed that from 2016 to 2020, Zaki sexually harassed one of the victims by sending pictures of a sexual nature through WhatsApp and deliberately harassing her by misusing communications devices.

Egypt’s Public Prosecutor Hamada al-Sawy back in July 2020 ordered Zaki be detained for 15 days pending investigations into allegations of multiple rape and harassment crimes.

The Public Prosecution interrogated the suspect, who confessed to some of the charges against him. He admitted to knowing six women through social media and received nude pictures of them.

The Public Prosecution also heard the testimonies of four women and a minor who filed cases against the suspect.

They admitted their acquaintance with him on various social networking sites from 2016 until the present.

The women described him having conversations with them that included creating common issues, sympathizing with them, or trying to provoke their admiration to ensure their relationship becomes strengthened.

Then, they said, he requested to meet them, trying to convince them using various arguments.

Egypt’s National Council for Women earlier in July said that it had filed a report with the Public Prosecution to investigate allegations from an Instagram page by women claiming that a young man from a rich family had harassed, assaulted and even raped them.




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