He is well known to the police. Suspected of having had sexual relations with a minor under the age of 16, he was released on parole two months ago. The 17-year-old was arrested again on Monday, 17 July by the IDC of Terre-Rouge. He confessed to stealing an iPhone 6 owned by a South African and worth Rs 40 000. He had handed the iPhone to an alleged prostitute to have sex. She was also arrested.
The South African, who lives in Mauritius, was in a gambling house in Grand Bay, Wednesday, July 12, and he had placed his iPhone on a table, when an individual has stolen before fleeing. After collecting some information, the sleuths of CID Terre-Rouge, who were on the trail of the thief, conducted Monday to arrest the young man of 17, who lives in the northern region.
To the investigators, he confessed to stealing the iPhone. “Mo content gagn relasion avek bann madam e mo bizin trase. I had to steal this iPhone to satisfy my sexual urges because I could not control myself. After stealing the iPhone, I left in Port-Louis area, where I met a prostitute and I handed him the device against sex, “said the young man to investigators.
After his interrogation, he was detained. He appeared before the court in Pamplemousses where a provisional charge was laid against him. The police objected to his conditional release and was taken to a police cell.
The alleged prostitute, who is on file with the police, was arrested on Tuesday 18 July. “This young man sold me the Iphone for Rs 500 and I did not know it was a stolen item,” said the 32-year-old prostitute. She denies having had sex with the minor. A provisional possession of stolen property has been withheld against her and remains in custody.