PARIS (AP) — French authorities say prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan is being investigated for allegedly raping two women and could be held in long-term custody while the probe continues.
A judicial official said the Paris prosecutor’s office opened a formal inquiry Friday based on complaints against Ramadan the women filed last year. Ramadan has been in custody for questioning in Paris since Wednesday.
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The official says Ramadan could be handed preliminary charges of rape in one case, relating to a 2009 incident, and rape of a vulnerable person in the second case, involving an incident in 2012.