Investigation launched into fugitive ISIL militant over sexually abusing Indonesian child in Turkey’s south
ADANAAn investigation has been launched into a fugitive Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant over sexually abusing a 15-year-old Indonesian girl in the southern province of Adana.
The girl was found in the house of the 36-year-old ISIL militant, identified only by the initials S.Y., during an anti-terror operation. It was determined that the girl was “bought” from her parents in Istanbul by the jihadist to “marry her.”
In her interrogation, the girl, identified only as R.F.R., lied about her name three times in order to hide her identity. Her real name was determined from her registry records in Istanbul.
The girl was sent to a public prosecutor’s office in order for her testimony to be taken regarding the sexual abuse case.
Moreover, investigations are also carried out in order to determine whether her family is linked to ISIL. The girl will be extradited after the procedures are completed.
Anti-terror police detained a total of 12 people, including two children, during an anti-terror operation in Adana’s Seyhan district on June 22.
The suspects confessed to recruiting militants and sending food, money and clothes to ISIL in Syria at a cell house they established. Eight of them were arrested.
Four of the suspects, including Mahmut Kılıçaslan, 34, who made headlines last year after shouting that he was a suicide bomber at a mosque and showing bombs strapped to his belly, were released on condition of judicial control.