Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Man charged over sex attack on American student

A man has been charged over the serious sexual assault of an American student in Edinburgh.

The student had been out with friends during her second night in the capital when she was assaulted on her way home.

The attack happened between 0400 BST and 0420 BST on Monday in Barries Close, a staircase leading from Old Fishmarket Close to Parliament Square.

The 23-year-old man is expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday.

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