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Qur’anic teacher arrested in Senegal for allegedly raping 27 female students



A Qur’anic teacher has been arrested in Senegal for allegedly raping 27 of his female students after several weeks of being on the run.

According to a police report, the Islamic teacher was declared wanted on suspicion of serial rape when several reports were lodged by parents of sexually assaulted students at his school in the holy city of Touba in central Senegal, the police said.

“The suspect went missing after the accusations emerged earlier this year following a complaint from alleged victims who produced medical certificates,” a police official said.

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“He was arrested on Monday after handing himself over to the police. After questioning, he was handed over to the gendarmerie.

“The teacher is accused of raping 27 students, most of them minors under the age of 15.”

The scandal reportedly came to light when one of the girls refused to return to the school, where students learn about Islamic teachings, because the teacher had sexual relations with her and all the other girls, local media reports.

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