CBS' Lara Logan Suffered Sexual Assault in Egypt

Journalist was separated from her crew before being rescued
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2011 3:39 PM CST
CBS' Lara Logan Suffered Sexual Assault in Egypt
A 2008 file photo of journalist Lara Logan.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file)

(Newser) – CBS journalist Lara Logan was beaten and sexually assaulted while covering the aftermath of Hosni Mubarak's resignation speech, the network says. She is back in the US and recuperating in a hospital. Logan and her crew were covering the jubilation when they were "surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration," says the network. "In the crush of the mob, she was separated from her crew," reads the CBS statement.

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"She was surrounded and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers. She reconnected with the CBS team, returned to her hotel and returned to the United States on the first flight the next morning." Days earlier, Logan had been detained by Egyptian police, notes the Huffington Post. For more, click here.
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