Egyptians are outraged. This, after news about what has become known as the "Pampers Child Rapist" surfaced.
In the details, a 35-year-old Egyptian man identified as Ibrahim M.A confessed to raping a 20-months-old infant in Al-Daqahliyah Governorate.
This week, he pleaded guilty. The judge overseeing his case reportedly "justified the crime," saying: "He who is without sin can cast the first stone."
In the videos shared by local media, the judge does not make any reference to the victim, nor her family.
In the video the judge can be seen using a reassuring and brotherly tone in an attempt to convince Ibrahim to reaffirm the confession he made during interrogations.
Commenting on the video, many pointed that this strategy is used by several judges in Egypt to elicit a 'clean' confession – one done without pressure or outside interference.
Ibrahim upheld his confession, saying that he had completed Friday prayers before attacking the infant. The judge then reassured the perpetrator, saying the crime is a "sin resulting from the devil's enticement".
"Ibrahim, did you repent to God? No one knows when we are going to die, so leave it to God and don't worry. You have a fair judge, I believe."
The controversy, which is now more commonly known as the "Pampers Child" case, in reference to child's diaper which was removed by the rapist before the attack, has caused public outrage over the past couple of weeks.
According to reports, the convicted murderer who has previously served a 10-year prison sentence, kidnapped the child while she was playing in front of her house, raped her and left her bleeding in a pool of her own blood.
A woman had witnessed Ibrahim abduct the infant, and ran to tell her family, reports said.
The child was taken to a hospital where she underwent reconstructive surgery due to severe genital injuries, and thankfully, she made it out alive.
"My daughter can’t utter the words mama and papa yet, and all of this has happened to her," the victim's mother said, according to RT. "My heart is burning and there's nothing I can do for her."
Meanwhile, her grandfather demanded that the rapist be executed, saying, "execution isn't even enough."
The final verdict is yet to be announced, but it is worth noting that the Egyptian penal code mandates a sentence of up to 15 years of hard labor when the victim of rape is under 16 years of age.
According to Almasry Alyoum, the victim's lawyer said that Ibrahim's punishment can reach execution, seeing that he kidnapped the child, violated her, raped her and risked her life. However, legal scholars have said that execution of rapists is only legal in Egypt when the victims are killed.
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