A resident of Mahe has been officially charged before the Supreme Court yesterday Monday 5th December with 36 counts of criminal offences including child trafficking, sexual assault, extortion, prohibited visual recording, possession of indecent material and trafficking in person.
In response to a complaint filed, and within 48 hours, the police identified the suspect and conducted an arrest on 7th November 2022.
After being apprehended, the suspect was remanded into police custody until he was formally charged yesterday. The Chief Justice ordered that the accused continue to be held in police custody until 19th December 2022. Reporting restrictions under section 58C (1) of the Criminal Procedure Code were also imposed.
Seychelles Police Force are grateful to the Ministry of Health, the Student Welfare Section of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, and the Department of Social Services of the Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs for their continued support and collaboration in this investigation.
The police will continue to investigate this matter and further charges are expected in due course. If you believe that you, a family member or friend have been a victim of online sexual exploitation and would wish to report the matter to our highly trained specialist police officers in the strictest confidence please call or WhatsApp our Operation Red Robin team on +248 2722279