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Egyptian gets 3 years for sexually assaulting minor girls


CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced a prominent businessman to three years in prison for sexually assaulting seven minor girls in an orphanage he founded. The state-run news agency reported that the Cairo Criminal Court also ordered Mohamed el-Amin — a pro-government tycoon who founded several media outlets — to pay an $11,000 fine. Prosecutors also found el-Amin guilty of human trafficking by exploiting the children’s vulnerability in the girls’ orphanage in southern Beni Suef province. Monday’s court ruling is subject to appeal before a higher court. El-Amin’s defense lawyer has repeatedly described the accusations as baseless.

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