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France detains Morocco singer on rape charges

August 28, 2018 at 4:09 pm

Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred [Twitter]

Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred has once again been detained in France on allegations of rape, officials have said.

Lamjarred was held following an alleged incident which took place in a hotel in Saint-Tropez. No further details have been given.

The 33-year-old singer is already on bail over an alleged rape case dating back to 2016 and the king of Morocco intervened to cover the singer’s legal fees.

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Lamjarred was also arrested in 2010 on suspicion of assault.

Prosecutors in the south-eastern city of Draguignan, near Saint-Tropez, told AFP news agency that the latest case was “complex” and involved two “radically opposed versions of events”.