Statement from the Public Prosecution on the incident of harassment of “the man of the suit”

She said The Egyptian Public Prosecution, That where the “Monitoring and Analysis Unit in the Statement Department at the Attorney General’s Office” had observed a clip of a person’s assault on a girl child at the entrance to a real estate in the Maadi neighborhood in Cairo. It was photographed by one of the monitoring machines installed in it. The fact.

The Public Prosecution contacted the owner of the circulating post and summoned her to ask her, and she testified by seeing her through the surveillance screens installed in the medical laboratory in the place of her work in the place of the incident. And I confronted him with what he had done and monitored the surveillance machines that occurred, so he hastened to leave, and an accompanying witness gave the same contents of her statements.

The Public Prosecution also mandated the Child Rescue Line to take the necessary legal measures regarding the incident, and requested police investigations about it, and to determine the identity of the accused and the victim, so it was able to identify them, and accordingly the Public Prosecution authorized the arrest of the accused for questioning, so he was arrested and investigations are being completed.

According to the confirmation of the National Council for Motherhood and Childhood, the number of reports of endangering children’s lives or abuse reached 11,671 reports during 2020, including 15 reports that fathers have sold their children.

As soon as the video of the incident that occurred in the Maadi neighborhood, specifically in Freedom Square, was published, the hashtag was issued.Molested Children, which was launched on social media, accompanied by a picture of the harasser or a video of the incident, demanding that the maximum penalty be imposed on him through it.

More severe violations

The director of the Child Helpline, Sabri Othman, says that the reports received by help recently about cases of abuse he is exposed to children And although it was less with the Corona pandemic, it indicates that violent practices and violations against children have become more severe, such as burning with oil, putting out cigarettes on children’s bodies, and sexual abuse.

He added that the majority of the reports received by the child’s helpline come from outside the family, because the family believes that these reports will be “a stain on the forehead of the child, and the reason for defaming him”, at a time when the violation that the child is subjected to may be from the family itself, Whether from the father, brother or mother sometimes.

“The balance of tunics has run out.”

Comedian Mohamed Heneidy commented on the incident on his official Facebook page, saying: “The widespread video of a being molesting an innocent child is terrifyingly terrifying, and no one would see it. From what we imagine .. I hope that this harasser will be arrested immediately, whoever he is … and may God protect us and protect you. ”

Many observers likened the woman who stood steadfast in the face of the harasser as “the heroine of International Women’s Day”, to celebrate and appreciate her for not being silent about the incident, and to use her page on the social networking site Facebook to ask citizens to help her in spreading it to know the criminal and punish him for his crime.

The prison is waiting for the harasser

According to the Egyptian Penal Code, the harasser is awaiting a severe penalty of imprisonment and a monetary fine, according to the cassation lawyer Mr. Gad El-Rab, for a period of no less than 6 months, and a fine of not less than 3 thousand pounds and not more than 5 thousand pounds, or one of the two penalties.

While Article 116 of the Child Law stipulates that the penalty for any crime should be doubled if it occurs against children, “the minimum penalty prescribed for any crime if it is committed by an adult on a child, or if it is committed by one of his parents or who has guardianship or guardianship, On him or the person responsible for his observation and upbringing, or whoever has authority over him, or was a servant of those mentioned above, “which means doubling the punishment for harassment in the penal code.

“Sky News Arabia” had contacted the former Assistant Minister of Interior, Major General Muhammad Al-Sharif, who demanded that all Egyptian stores be required to place surveillance cameras in front of their doors, so that the watchful eye that does not sleep in monitoring any violations.

Al-Sharif stressed that “surveillance cameras will decrease with them cases of theft and crimes, and with them human behavior will be modified.”
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