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Mauritius official charged with sexual assault

April 6, 2018

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — A former official of the Mauritius Commonwealth Games team has been charged with sexually assaulting an athlete.

Queensland state police on Friday confirmed the man had been charged following a complaint by a 26-year-old woman in the athletes’ village last week.

The man will face Southport Magistrates Court on April 17.

On Thursday, a spokesman for Mauritius Sports Minister Stephan Toussaint confirmed the official had stepped down from his role and left the village.

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Eds: Please note this story deletes the name of the man accused on advice from Queensland state police.

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