Doctor arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a minor

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A doctor was arrested on Saturday for allegedly abusing a male minor, has learnt. The doctor was held at the Police lock-up until Sunday, according to sources.

The information was confirmed by the Police who told this newsroom that they arrested a man on Saturday in connection to procuring sexual services from a minor.

The male minor (17) filed a report on the alleged abuse and is assisting the Police in its investigations.

Sources said that a body search was carried out on the minor before official consent was given.

“This alleged abuse was filed by a minor (male) and he is assisting the Police in its investigations, but (minor) was not held for questioning as is being alleged,” the Police said.

While the police could not confirm that the man arrested in connection to the case is a doctor, the man himself confirmed to that he was arrested.

Police investigation into the case is still ongoing.

A magisterial inquiry into the case was also appointed.