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2018 Commonwealth Games: Mauritius delegate charged with sexual assault

Australian police said Friday they had charged a Mauritian Commonwealth Games official with sexual assault following an incident on the Gold Coast last week.

other sports Updated: Apr 06, 2018 23:26 IST
Reuters, Gold Coast
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A Commonwealth Games delegate from Mauritius has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman on the Gold Coast last week. (Image for representational purpose only). (Twitter )

Queensland state police have charged a Mauritius team official for sexually assaulting one of the delegation’s athletes at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Chef de mission Kaysee Teeroovengadum stepped down from his role at the Gold Coast Games after police received a complaint that he had assaulted javelin thrower Jessika Selma Rosun, the Mauritius sports ministry told Reuters on Wednesday.

“Police will allege the 52-year-old Mauritian man assaulted a 26-year-old woman in Southport on March 29,” police said in a statement on Friday.

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“The matter was reported to police who charged the man with one count of sexual assault.”

The man was due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on April 17, police added.

The Mauritius sports ministry said Teeroovengadum had agreed to resign his role and had departed the athletes’ village but remained in the Gold Coast because of the police investigation.

First Published: Apr 06, 2018 19:02 IST