A 45-year-old Syrian man was arrested in the resort city of Aley on charges of molesting and raping four Syrian children, the Internal Security Forces revealed on Thursday.
“After obtaining information about the presence of an individual who molested and raped a number of Syrian children, an ISF Intelligence Branch patrol raided the suspect’s residence in the city of Aley and arrested him in the Ain Hala area,” an ISF statement said.
“During interrogation, he confessed to luring and raping four Syrian children born in the years 2010, 2008, 2006 and 2001 and that he had repeated his crime several times with some of them,” the statement added.
The ISF said “pornographic footage showing two of the children” was found on the man’s cellphone.
The detainee was eventually referred to the ISF’s Human Trafficking and Moral Protection Bureau for further investigations.