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Maroccan Tourist in Bali Undergoing Trial for Raping a 13-Year Old Boy

A 24-year-old Maroccan tourists, Achour Mohammed Essediq, is undergoing a close-door trial in Denpasar charged with the rape and sexual molestation of 13-year-old boy on December 20, 2018 in the Canggu area of Bali.

As reported by Beritabali.com, the Maroccan has been in police detention since the date of the alleged sexual attack. His trial is taking place as his in camera trial proceeded on Friday, April 5, 2019 in Denpasar.

The Maroccan is accused of sexually molesting and sexual violence against a 13-year-old-boy committed at around 3:00 am on Thursday, December 20, 2019. Early that same evening, at around 11:30 pm on December 19th , the 13-year-old boy was sitting in front of a mini-merket on Jalan Raya Canggu in North Kuta. The Maroccan alledgely entered and left the convenience store three times eying the young teen who was sitting at the front of the store. At around 2:30 am, Essediq approached the boy, inviting him to visit his nearby accommodation, located next to Gang Munduk Teduk in the Village of Tibubeneng on Jalan Raya Canggu. Before arriving at that address, the Moroccan stopped in an open field, removed his trousers and “forced” the Indonesian boy to perform oral sex, despite the boy’s protestations. Later, forcibly stripping the boy, the Moroccan performed oral sex on the adolescent and then forced him into a crouched position while the man sodomized the boy.

The man handed the boy Rp. 100,000 reportedly to stop his victim calling for assistance from neighboring residences.

At noon of the following day, the boy complained to his parents of a painful anus while relating the previous evening’s attack. The boy’s parents brought their son to the North Kuta Police Precinct and filed a criminal complaint that charged the Moroccan with various criminal acts,  including the 2014 Law for the Protection of Children and the Laws againt Sexual Abuse.

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