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Morocco jails British paedophile for 20 years: NGO

Published on Apr 16, 2014 3:37 AM

RABAT (AFP) - Morocco jailed a British man, previously convicted of child sex offences, for 20 years for kidnapping and attempting to rape three young girls, a rights activist at the trial said on Tuesday.

Robert Bill, 59, a former teacher from North Wales, was found guilty by the court in Tetouan at a hearing attended by his victims, Mohammed Benaissa, who heads the Northern Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP.

Bill, who had pleaded his innocence, saying there was no proof of the charges against him, has 10 days to appeal the verdict.

In addition to the 20-year prison sentence, he was fined 100,000 dirhams (S$15,580).

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