Man Is Arrested Over Sex Attack On American Student

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By Cara Sulieman

A MAN will appear at court tomorrow (Fri) charged with the alleged serious sexual assault of an American student in Edinburgh last weekend.

The student had been out with friends on her second night in the capital when she was allegedly assaulted on her way home.

The attack happened between 4am and 4.20am on Monday May 24 in Barries Close – a narrow staircase that leads up from Old Fishmarket Close to Parliament Square on the Royal Mile.

The victim, from Virginia, had only just arrived in the city and was due to spend a week in Edinburgh before going to London with other students and lecturers from her American university as part of a four-week placement in the UK.

The 23-year-old man is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

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