Rape claims leave prominent Swiss Islamic scholar in custody

PARIS (AP) — A French judicial official says a prominent Swiss Islamic scholar is in police custody over allegations of rape and sexual assault.

The Paris prosecutor’s office is investigating the case against Tariq Ramadan, who has denied any wrongdoing so far.

Le Monde and Le Parisien newspapers reported last year that two women recently filed complaints in France against Ramadan for an alleged rape in 2009 and an assault in 2012. The judicial official confirmed that two lawsuits have been filed against Ramadan.

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