Abuse of power This case reflects a stark case of abuse of power represented in the authority of the guardian the father over his young daughter, through facilitating her sexual exploitation in exchange for financial gains, compromising her dignity and rights. Condemning the behavior of the parents towards their daughter, he stated: The father withdrew his confession and challenged it before the Criminal Court. The investigation in this case further provided that the offender had entered an agreement with the fourth defendant, who was well known for facilitating such specific services for clients like the defendant. General Observations Age of minority In cases of molestation and sexual abuse of children, Egyptian law presumes that the offender knows the age of the minor child.
If one piece of evidence becomes void or is eliminated, it would be impossible to find out the effect of such invalid evidence on the opinion reached by the court. The fourth defendant enticed the parents of the victims, taking advantage of their financial needs by promising them money and financial privileges in return for those marriages. General Observations Age of minority In cases of molestation and sexual abuse of children, Egyptian law presumes that the offender knows the age of the minor child. It also affirmed that the fourth defendant used to exploit the financial needs of the families of the victims, by promising them money and financial privileges. A neighbor of the first defendant testified that he saw him brining young girls to his house regularly. The defendant married the victim against the law, after luring her parents with financial gains. Accordingly Islam built the marital relationship on the basis of compassion and mercy, and to this end gave consideration to requirements of harmony and compatibility of the spouses. The TV program showed that some of these cases occurred in the locality of Abu El-nomros. The Grand mufti concluded that this practice is merely severe exploitation of the helpless minor, requiring the infliction of sanctions upon the exploiter, the parents as well as everyone who facilitated her exploitation or participated in the commission of such abhorrent acts. On the 2nd of February , Dar al-Eftaa al-Mysria, issued the following religious opinion: Defendant 1chose the victim, a minor, knowing that she was underage, after offering her parents a sum of money to obtain their approval for this unlawful marriage. This fact illustrates the importance of strengthening the capacity of judges to write such type of judgments. The principle of complementarity and support of evidence We have seen in this case, that a flaw in deduction of facts or legal reasoning relating to one piece of evidence can lead to the collapse of the whole case. Subsequently, the Ministry of Family and Population filed a complaint before the public prosecution, supported by a CD of the aforementioned TV program. The public prosecution initiated a judicial investigation which demonstrated that an aged man from a Gulf State used to visit Egypt to fulfill his desire to have sexual intercourse with young girls. She added that the first defendant used to sexually abuse and beat her; and that when she sought help from her parents they denied her assistance, despite the fact that she even threatened to commit suicide. Accordingly, the second and third defendants the parents of the victim in this case agreed to this offer. Abuse of power This case reflects a stark case of abuse of power represented in the authority of the guardian the father over his young daughter, through facilitating her sexual exploitation in exchange for financial gains, compromising her dignity and rights. The investigation in this case further provided that the offender had entered an agreement with the fourth defendant, who was well known for facilitating such specific services for clients like the defendant. The mother affirmed that she and her husband consented to such type of marriages for their girls in return for financial gains. Deficiency in the reasoning of the criminal courts: The fifth accused wrote an Orfy contract, a non-official paper to document the marriage between the first defendant and the victim in order to give a sense of legitimacy to this criminal act against the Egyptian law, which forbids such types of marriages. This case also raises the issue of abuse of the position of vulnerability of the victim as a minor. Commentary and Significant Features Evidence submitted in the case: Moreover, this case gives a realistic example of abuse of power, based on both de jure and de facto aspects, over the child victim, given the authority of her guardian father and her aging husband which enabled them to exploit her, each for his own purpose. He has also stressed that: Confession of the parents of the victim:
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