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Pakistanis engage child prostitutes

Police spokesperson Supt Mpiti Mopeli

Dec. 2, 2019 1 min read

MASERU – Four Pakistani men who allegedly enrolled three under aged girls into a child prostitution ring are expected to appear before the Qacha’s Nek Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on charges of statutory rape.

The accused who work at a hardware store in Qacha’s Nek include Ali Rizwan, 32, Shakeel Amad, 37, Abu Hurairi, 24 and Sohel Banva, 28. Their victims are aged between 13 and 16.

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According to police spokesperson Superintendent Mpiti Mopeli, the alleged crime has been taking place since January right under the nose of the children’s guardians.

“The girls live with their grandparents and not their parents, the suspects paid them between M50 and M100 to sleep with them,” Supt Mopeli told a press briefing on Monday morning.

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