Rabat- Fez’s Court of Appeals has sentenced the man trying to rape a boy in a hammam (sauna) to five years in prison.
The child’s father reportedly dropped the charges, but the court still handed down its ruling on Tuesday, October 9.
The 60-year old man was caught trying to rape the child in a public hammam in Bensouda neighborhood in Fez.
A three-minute video which circulated social media last week shows the suspect walking around the hammam, begging the other men, who had caught him in the act, to let him go.
Not denying the accusations, the man repeated: “Please let me go; I will never do it again.”
The man filming the video interviewed the child. The victim said that the man had told him to come with him to the hammam and that he would pay for him. When they entered, the man asked him to take his underwear off so it would not get wet.
The incident was not the first pedophile scandal to hit Fez.
In January, Fez police arrested a 58-year-old French pedophile who raped two little girls. The pedophile was drugging and raping the minors.
Admitting to his crimes, the Frenchman claimed that he could give the children “what they were deprived of: toys, food, gifts and money.”
In March, the Fez appeals court gave an eight-year prison sentence to the pedophile.