CBS: TV reporter was sexually assaulted in Cairo

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February 16, 2011 01:40

 
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NEW YORK — A female CBS News correspondent was recovering in a US hospital Tuesday from a sexual attack and beating she suffered while reporting on the tumultuous events in Cairo.

Lara Logan was in the city's Tahrir Square on Friday after Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak stepped down when she, her team and their security "were surrounded by a dangerous element amidst the celebration," CBS said in a statement Tuesday.

The network described a mob of more than 200 people "whipped into a frenzy."

Separated from her crew in the crush of the violent pack, she suffered what CBS called "a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating." She was saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers, the network said. The Associated Press does not name victims of a sexual assault unless the victim agrees to it.

She reconnected with the CBS team and returned to the US on Saturday.

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