Four university lecturers at a leading university in Morocco accused of offering students better grades in return for sex have been charged on allegations of sexual harassment against female students.
The four who are from the Hassan I University in the city of Settat, about 80km (50 miles) south of the main city, Casablanca are charged with incitement to debauchery, gender discrimination and violence against women.
The sexual harassment scandal that came to light in September through the leaking on social media of messages is the first to hit a Moroccan higher education institution and a rare case to be brought to court.
The current case is different because it was taken to court.
Most reported incidents of sexual violence have not made it that far because women do not feel confident in reporting their experience through concerns over possible reprisals or the perceived damage to their reputation and that of their family.
A fifth lecturer is to appear in court on Wednesday on charges of indecent assault and battery.