In historic ruling, court jails ‘sex for grades’ lecturer

Local media reports that a Moroccan court on Wednesday 12 January sentenced a university lecturer to two years in jail over accusations he traded good grades for sexual favours, local media reported, reports AFP.

It was the first such verdict in a ‘sex for good grades’ scandal that has rocked the North African country since September, when Moroccan media picked up social media leaks of messages purportedly exchanged between the lecturers and students.

The defendant, an economics lecturer at Hassan I University in Settat near Casablanca, was found guilty of “indecent behaviour”, “violence” and “sexual harassment”, local media reported. Four more lecturers will appear in court on Thursday on similar charges of “incitement to debauchery”, gender discrimination and violence against women.
Full report on the Arab News site