[Rodrigues] A Network Of Minor Prostitution Including Mauritians Dismantled

The arrest of a peddler / Mauritian driver by the Criminal Investigation Division of Port-Mathurin put the police on the trail of a prostitution network involving minors in Rodrigues. Based on specific information, the police landed in an apartment last Tuesday July 26 where they surprised a 57 year old man with a 17 year old schoolgirl.

During questioning, the girl confessed that the peddler had sex with her several times since the beginning of the year against a payment of Rs 100. He also offered various gifts to her. The suspect was immediately arrested. Five men are in the radars of investigators from the CID of Port-Mathurin. It has been revealed that there are officials of the regional government of Rodrigues among them. The girl reported that they had sex with her as well as with other minors.

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According to the police, one of the officials has a post at the Rodrigues Commission of Youth and Sports making it easy for him to contact the college girls. On the other hand, the Mauritian travels back and forth between Mauritius and Rodrigues to sell various products. Port Mathurin Police found several schoolgirls photos on his mobile phone as well as messages. These college girls go out with adults against “gifts.”

The Anti-Drug and Smuggling Unit (ADSU) made the arrest that led the sleuths of the CID on that track. During a search conducted by officers from the drug squad at the Mauritian’s place in Petit Gabriel, ‘Valium’ was found and seized and they surprised the minor. Thus, she confessed to having intimate relations with the driver.