RAWALPINDI: A man arrested for sexually assaulting and filming a minor boy was found to be a convicted offender in the United Kingdom and Italy.
Police in Rawalpindi, have arrested a pedophile on charges of raping a 13-year-old boy and filming the act.
According to Faisal Rana, Capital City Police Officer (CCPO), the man who has confessed to raping 30 children in Pakistan. He is also suspected of filming and uploading videos of minors on the Dark Web.
According to the police, the suspect previously convicted of sexually assaulting minors in the UK was deported after he had served his prison sentence.
The official added that the suspect had also been tried for the same crime in Italy and was deported from there as well.
The man was arrested after a first information report (FIR) was lodged on the complaint of a 13-year-old boy’s mother in the Rawalpindi’s Rawat police station.
The complainant alleged that the suspect forcibly took her son to a house in Bahria Town, Rawalpindi where he drugged and raped the victim for four days. The man filmed the minor as well and threatened to release the video if the victim reported the crime, the FIR said.
Child rape incidents have become a big challenge for Pakistani police to handle.
In September this year, Police in Kasoor district of Punjab also found bodies of three missing boys who were murdered after the alleged rape.
The incident happened in Kasoor district located 52km south of Lahore in Punjab province.
The rape and murder of these children are an uneasy reminder of the horrific rape and murder of the six-year-old girl Zainab Ansari case, which led to widespread outrage and protests across Pakistan. Zainab’s body was found in a trash heap in Kasur in January 2018.