Thursday, 9/4/2020 | 7:35 UTC+0
Libyan Newswire

Man ‘attempted to blackmail’ minor into sex

A 31-year-old man has been remanded in police custody by the Nicosia District Court after allegedly attempting to blackmail a 14-year-old girl into sleeping with him.

According to Nicosia CID, the suspect - said to be a Bangladeshi national - had managed to obtain naked pictures of the young girl and reportedly told her that he would only delete them if she had sex with him. The girl, in turn, went to report the man to police along with her mother.

The 14-year-old girl had sent the naked pictures of herself to her former boyfriend - said to be a 17-year-old Syrian, who had left the island back in January for Germany. He is now said to be in Portugal.

The girl also said that the naked pictures of her had also appeared on a fake Facebook page before it was eventually taken down.

Police eventually moved in and arrested the 31-year-old - who was remanded in police custody for eight days on Tuesday.

Source: In-Cyprus