Egypt's public prosecution has ordered the detention of two teenage boys for four days pending investigations on charges of sexually assaulting a Sudanese teenage girl in eastern Cairo, according to a statement released on Friday.
The two defendants were among nine suspects who were identified and arrested by the police on Wednesday after they were seen in a viral video on social media sexually harassing a foreign girl.
According to the statement, the incident took place in the Al-Zahraa neighbourhood of Nasr City, and the victim, who has been interviewed by the prosecution, is of Sudanese nationality.
The girl told the investigators that only two of the suspects assaulted her, while a third was defending her.
She noted that the six others were just present at the scene, and did not attack or defend her.
During the investigation, the two defendants confessed that they had indecently assaulted the victim using force, as seen in the circulated video.
The prosecution ordered the seven detained boys be released.
The prosecution has notified the children’s helpline of the incident as the victim is underage, the statement added.