Former UN official faces sexual assault accusations in countries including Egypt - NYT

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Thu, 03 Sep 2020 - 11:50 GMT

United Nations Headquarters, Geneva, 2018 – John Samuel/Wikimedia Commons

United Nations Headquarters, Geneva, 2018 – John Samuel/Wikimedia Commons

CAIRO – 3 September 2020: The US authorities on Wednesday arrested a former United Nations official accused of rendering ladies in Egypt, Iraq and the US among other locations unconscious and sexually assaulting them, The New York Times reported, citing an indictment.

 

Karim El Korany, 37, is accused of assaulting or trying to assault at least six women, while working in UN positions from 2009, until he resigned in 2018. He pleaded not guilty when he appeared before a federal magistrate judge after arrest.

 

Korany submitted his resignation letter after being investigated by the UN, after one of his alleged victims in 2016 could recognize him, despite being unable to stop him.

 

Korany of West Orange, New Jersey, was charged with two counts of lying during questioning in 2017 by the FBI, although he has not been charged with sexual assault.

 

“Korany compounded his alleged unconscionable conduct by making false statements to the special agents investigating the assaults,” said Audrey Strauss, the acting US attorney in Manhattan.

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