Two Moroccan Professors Jailed in “Sex for Grades” Case

Morocco’s’ Court of First Instance in the city of Settat has sentenced two Professors of the Faculty of Law at Hassan I University to a total of two and a half years in prison for their involvement in “sex for grades” scandal.

The court sentenced the head of the Public Law Department Mohamed Kh to one and a half years in jail and also fined him 7,000 Moroccan dirhams (around $700), while Abderrahman, who goes by his first name, a professor of the history of politics sentenced to one-year prison terms and a fine of 5,000 dirhams (around $500).

The two other professors identified by their first names as Mohammed and Khalid were acquitted by the court.

Last year, a leaked conversation between convicted professor Mohammed showed sextortion of female students, demanding sexual favors in return for “good grades”.

The scandal caused outrage among women’s rights activists across Morocco who called for justice and stood in solidarity with the victims

Based on the Moroccan penal code, anyone found guilty of committing the crime of “sexual extortion” will be sentenced to a minimum of one year and a maximum of five years imprisonment as punishment. 

Editors Note: Story “TWO-PROFESSORS-JAILED-IN-MOROCCO” corrected on 24.03.2022 00:03

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