15-year old Maldives girl to get 100 lashes over premarital sex

News Tribe 28 February 2013

Male: A 15-year-old Maldives girl has been sentenced to 100 lashes for engaging in premarital sex. The girl, who was also raped by her step father but the punishment relates to a separate incident, prosecutors allege.

According to reports, last year, police began investigating allegations that a 15-year-old had been repeatedly raped by her stepfather and impregnated after a baby was found buried on the island of Feydhoo in Shaviyani Atoll, the BBC reports. However, charges were brought against the teenage girl for premarital sex unrelated to the alleged rape. (continue reading...)