Cyprus Mail

Sex exploitation charges against Larnaca businessman

A 57-YEAR-OLD well-known Larnaca businessman and his 35-year-old suspected accomplice will be charged with the harassment and sexual exploitation of a minor, according to the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) on Monday.

Both men are expected to appear on Tuesday before the Larnaca District Court. CNA reported that police had concluded their investigation and were ready to file charges against the two men.

The report said that the men will be ordered to appear before the criminal court.

The pair were arrested after a 15-year-old girl claimed she had been raped and beaten by the second suspect, 35. A 14-year-old girl went to police five days later and also claimed that she had sexual relations with the two men.

The businessman was being held on suspicion of conspiring to commit a felony, solicitation and corrupting a minor.

The 35-year-old faced serious charges: sex-trafficking, kidnap, rape, causing actual bodily harm, solicitation and theft.

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