Rabat – Moroccan Saad Lamjarred will appear in court December 23rd following his arrest in Paris last October for the alleged sexual assault of Laura Prioul, a 20-year-old French woman.
Speaking to Al Arabiya English, Lamjarred’s lawyer confirmed the court has adjourned until Friday.
Lamjarrad’s case has been ongoing for nearly two months. While he awaits his day in court on this charge, home for Lamjarred continues to be the Fleury-Merogis prison.
Just before he was about to take the stageon October 31 at the Palace of Congress in Paris, Lamjarred was arrested for the second time, on this occasion at the Marriot Hotel.
Then last May the New York Daily News reported that an American woman also came forward alleging that Lamjarred had “sexually assaulted and beaten her in a Brooklyn apartment in 2010.”
The American woman’s lawyer, Rifat Harb, announced last month that “Lamjarred has been cleared of his clients’ sexual assault charges – but the charges still remain pending.”
“My client has no intention of pursuing the criminal matter,” Harb said. “She has made it clear that she no longer wishes to pursue the criminal matter. Any news about me going to France to seek extradition of Lamjarred is false,” acknowledging, however, that “the final decision remains for the District Attorney’s office in New York.”
Edited by Constance Guindon