The Malta Independent 26 June 2019, Wednesday

18-year-old threatened to publish pictures after sex with girl, 13

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 18:14 Last update: about 7 months ago

An 18-year old man was on Thursday accused of corrupting a 13-year-old girl and threatening to publish compromising pictures of the girl if she ended the relationship with him.

The 18-year-old man from Gharghur was charged on court after the girl’s mother informed the police after finding chats on her daughter’s phone indicating that they were in a sexual relationship.

Inspector Roxanne Tabone told the court the accused threatened to share intimate photographs the girl had sent him.

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The prosecution explained that the man worked as a security officer at Mater Dei hospital car park. The accused worked just five minutes away from where the girl lives.

Bail was denied given the nature of the charges.
A ban on the publication of the names of those involved was ordered.

Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras presided.

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