Ex-UN Official Is Accused of Drugging and Sexually Assaulting Girls

Ex-UN Official Is Accused of Drugging and Sexually Assaulting Women

A former United Nations official has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting females even though he was stationed in Iraq, Egypt and the United States, and lying to cover up the conduct, the authorities stated.

The former official, Karim Elkorany, would render his victims unconscious and, in at least one particular case in 2016, a victim was in a position to observe him assaulting her but was physically unable to quit him, according to a federal indictment unsealed on Wednesday.

Right after the lady reported the assault to the U.N., the organization performed an investigation and Mr. Elkorany resigned in 2018, the indictment stated.

The indictment, filed in Federal District Court in Manhattan, stated Mr. Elkorany was accused of sexually assaulting or attempting to assault at least six females. Having said that, he was not charged with any of the alleged assaults, but rather with two counts of lying when he was questioned by the F.B.I. in 2017.

On Wednesday, he was arrested in New Jersey, exactly where he lives, and was anticipated to seem just before a federal magistrate judge, the authorities stated.

Mr. Elkorany, 37, worked in international help, improvement and foreign relations positions with the U.N. from about 2005 till 2018, the indictment stated.

A lawyer for Mr. Elkorany could not right away be reached for comment.

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