Man imprisoned for buying a 12-year old girl commits suicide
The alleged contract. DHA PhotoA businessman, convicted for crimes of attempting to buy a 12-year old girl from her father, has killed himself in prison, the Anatolia news agency has reported.
The man had been sentenced to 24 years in prison on charges of "holding a person captive for sex, causing emotional harm to the victim and conducting several sexual attacks." He was found to have hanged himself from the window bars of the prison cell.
The man’s victim, a pre-teen girl from the southern province of Antalya, was allegedly sold by her father to the businessmen, who was 40 years her elder. Her father allegedly received 5,000 Turkish Liras after signing a contract which stated clearly that he had sold his daughter and was paid the money “in advance." The scandal was revealed when the daughter informed a teacher at her school that she had been taken to a hotel and raped by the man who had “bought” her from her father.