Moroccan star Saad Lamjarred arrested in France over alleged rape

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 28, 2018, 08:53 AM(IST)

Saad Lamjarred (Courtesy: Facebook/ @SaadLamjarred.Official) Photograph:( Facebook )

A popular Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred has been held in police custody in France on suspicion of committing a rape in the town of Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera. 

According to a French prosecutor, the 33-year-old singer was arrested on Sunday without providing further details on the matter. 

Police custody for rape-related cases in France can last up to 48 hours.

Saad was previously arrested in October 2016 for having assaulted a French woman in a luxury hotel on the Champs-Elysee avenue. He was charged with aggravated rape and assault. The case has not been brought to trial yet.

Saad is a well known name in the Arab pop music scene. His video ‘Lm3allem’ has over 650 million views on Youtube.

He was awarded Morocco’s highest national honor in 2015 by King Mohammed VI. 

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