Libyan Soldiers Admit Sex Attacks in UK

Three Libyan soldiers undergoing training in the UK have been charged with the sexual assault.

According to a report from Varsity Online, Khaled El Azibi, 18, Ibrahim Naji El Maarfi, 20, and Mohammed Abdalsalam, 27, were charged in relation to attacks on three women in Cambridge city centre.

Abdalsalam admitted two counts of sexual assault, one count of threatening behaviour towards a police office and one count of theft. El Maarfi pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault, one count of exposure and one count of theft. A third man, Khaled El Azibi, 18, charged with three counts of sexual assault and one count of theft declined to enter pleas.

A spokesperson for the British Army said:

"We can confirm that three Libyan soldiers undergoing training at Bassingbourn Camp have been charged with offences relating to incidents in Cambridge.”

The men are also being questioned about six other sex attacks on women which occurred on the 17th October.

Over 300 armed forces personnel arrived from Libya in June for six months of training in infantry and leadership skills, part of a UK government offer to train up to 2,000 cadets to help stabilise war-torn Libya.

(Source: Varsity Online)

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