The child was choked with an electric cable after being raped.
Rabat – Moroccan police arrested a man suspected of raping and murdering a 10-year old child in Meknes.
According to a statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN), the police arrested the 35-year old suspect following “intense research and investigations.”
Scientific and technical investigation revealed suspect’s connection to the murder and sexual assault, Maghreb Arab Press reported on Sunday quoting DGSN statement.
Police found the body of the 10-year old child in an abandoned building next to the Sahrij Swani in Meknes. He was choked by an electric cable after being raped.
Police also arrested a 17-year old minor suspects of complicity in the case. Investigations are ongoing to arrest a third suspect, DGSN added.
Police put the main suspect in custody for further investigations.
A number of harrowing crimes of pedophilia have shocked the Moroccan public in recent years.
In another widely-publicized case of pedophelia, a 60-year old man attempted to rape a child in October 2018 in a public hammam (sauna) in Fez.
In January 2018, Fez police arrested a 58-year-old French pedophile who raped two little girls. The pedophile drugged and raped the minors.
The Frenchman admitted that he raped the two minors. He claimed that he could give the children “what they were deprived of: toys, food, gifts and money.”
In March 2018, the Fez appeals court gave an eight-year prison sentence to the pedophile.
In 2014, a two-year-old girl was raped and killed by her uncle in a town outside of Casablanca.