Egypt .. Life imprisonment for a fake psychiatrist in the case of “indecent assault of minors”

Michael Fahmy deluded his victims that he was offering them psychological treatmetn

On Tuesday, the Cairo Criminal Court sentenced an Egyptian to life imprisonment (25 years) for impersonating a psychiatrist, after convicting him of “indecent assault” with the help of his wife in a case that stirred public opinion in Egypt several months ago.

The court decided the innocence of his wife, Sally, of accusing them of helping her husband, Michael Fahmy, forcibly lure the girls to his residence and clinic, by deluding them that he was a psychiatrist and that they needed immediate treatment, which the Public Prosecution said were facts recorded by video and audio.

The accused had confessed in the investigations to his crimes, after his arrest and his wife, and the Public Prosecution referred the file to the Criminal Court.

The prosecution said, in the referral file, that his wife participated with him by means of agreement and assistance in committing crimes that were attributed to him by being with him during his meeting with some of the victims and their families in order to reassure them about the accused and methods of treatment, thus enabling him to be alone with them and commit his crimes.

The prosecution collected evidence against the accused, through the testimonies of the victims, and an inspection of his residence, where it found written letters from the victim and CDs containing sexual clips. On my phone, the doctor and his wife found conversations, audio and video recordings, and pictures condemning them.

And it was proven from the testimony of the Doctors Syndicate and the Department of Free Treatment that the accused did not register with any scientific degree or a private medical facility and that no authorized clinic was inferred.

On social networking sites, the reactions rolled in. The feminist group “I Speak” wrote that the verdict was made thanks to the “courage of six girls and dozens of witnesses”: 

Another called for “exposing” any harasser:

The author of this comment considered that this case confirms the need not to be overly trusting of others:

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