Egypt police arrest man for raping Russian tourist

Tourists enjoy near a beach prohibiting swimming and diving after recent shark attacks at the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh

Egyptian police said Saturday they have arrested a driver for raping a Russian tourist in a resort town, as the government cracks down on an epidemic of sexual harassment and violence.

Police said the mini-bus driver raped the woman after pretending the vehicle had broken down, to trick her husband into getting off before speeding off with his intended victim.

The incident took place in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm al-Sheikh, where the tourism ministry had previously shut down two hotels over alleged rapes.

In Cairo, police said Saturday they have arrested a low-ranking officer who groped a Tunisian woman at Cairo airport.

The government recently passed a law imposing harsher penalties for sexual crimes…

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