Police found rape videos in the American’s house.
The criminal used a house that belonged to his cousin, an American immigrant living in the city of Chichaoua in the Marrakech-Safi region, to rape and film his victims.
The American cousin who owned the house filed a complaint against the rapist in March, accusing him of occupying it without his consent. When searching the house, police found a memory card with videos of rape, Moroccan newspaper Al Akhbar reported Thursday.
The American was on the run for 15 days before he handed himself in to the police after Moroccan police issued a national arrest warrant to find him.
In another widely-publicized case of edophelia, a 60-year old man attempted to rape a child in October in a public hammam (sauna) in Fez.
A group of men in the hammam caught him and confronted him for trying to rape the child, filming a video to expose his actions, which soon went viral.
Fez’s Court of Appeals sentenced the man to five years in prison on October 9, although the boy’s father reportedly dropped the charges.