The senior official in Marrakech’s French consulate withdrew his complaint at the last moment, fearing a scandal, says Assabah.
Rabat – A diplomat from the French consulate in Marrakech filed a sextortion complaint against a 27-year-old Moroccan man. The diplomat then withdrew the complaint, fearing a scandal.
The diplomat and the young man met each other on social media and their relationship quickly took a sexual turn, reported the daily Assabah in its August 31 issue.
The judicial police had already followed the usual procedures, arresting and interrogating the young man. It was at this point that the diplomat decided to withdraw his complaint according to the daily.
Assabah suggested that the diplomat withdrew his complaint for fear of having his sexual adventures unveiled in court. The newspaper also reported that unknown parties intervened to hush the case to protect the diplomat’s reputation.
Assabah also reported that the 27-year-old admitted to having sexual relations with the diplomat.
According to the young man, the diplomat revealed to him his sexual inclinations, proposing a real-life encounter. The young man even showed the police compromising photos that the diplomat sent him, says Assabah.
The facts date back nearly three months, the newspaper reports. At first, the young man did not know the true identity of the diplomat until he decided to call him. Thanks to an app on his phone, the young man was able to discover the true identity of his new friend.
He was surprised to discover that he was a senior official at the French consulate in Marrakech. With further research on the internet, the young man confirmed the diplomat’s identity but continued to behave as though he was not aware of who the diplomat was.
When the young man, attracted to a girl he had seen in one of the diplomat’s photos, confessed to the diplomat being interested in her and asked for introductions, the diplomat refused. The young man insisted on having the girl’s phone number, and the situation quickly turned into harassment and sextortion.
The young man threatened to reveal the diplomat’s identity on social networks and publish compromising photos of him. Forced to give the girl’s number, the diplomat decided to file a complaint against the young man.
The prosecution ordered the arrest of the young Moroccan man. Once interrogated by the judicial police, the young man acknowledged the facts but denied intentions of blackmail or sextortion.
When the young man was brought to court, the diplomat withdrew his complaint to avoid having to appear in court, concluded Assabah daily.