Rabat- Amid a growing number of pedophilia crimes in Marrakech, one of the world's foremost tourist destinations, another pedophile was brought before the court of the Red City on Thursday for abusing 11 children.
Rabat– Amid a growing number of pedophilia crimes in Marrakech, one of the world’s foremost tourist destinations, another pedophile was brought before the court of the Red City on Thursday for abusing 11 children.
The judiciary police of Marrakech heard eleven children aged 12 to 16, claiming they had sexual relations with defendant for money or gifts such as bicycles.
According to Minister of the Interior Mohamed Hassad, the pedophile is a 60-year-old French national, and has been living in Morocco for about 30 years.
The suspect was arrested on Monday when he was found with a 16-year old child on Giliz Avenue, Marrakech. The child confessed to police that he has been having sexual relations with the suspect for more than two years.
According to the victim, the suspect was offering minors MAD 200 ($22) to satisfy his extreme sexual desires. The child also revealed that his younger brother, 14, was also a victim of the accused pedophile.
The teenager reportedly revealed during the investigation, the mother of one of the victims was aware that her son was being abused.
However, she did not file a law suit against the suspect since he offered her a sheep on the eve of Eid Al Adha in return of her silence.
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