Girl, 16, Sentenced To 100 Lashes For Having Sex With An Older Man

A Maldivian court has ordered 100 lashes and eight months’ house arrest for a 16-year-old girl convicted of having sex with an older man, a report said.

She ‘confessed’ to having sex with the 29-year-old after her family pressed charges.

The man was found guilty of having sex with a minor and sentenced to 10 years in jail, the private Minivan News reported.

The pair were found having intercourse in the Raa atoll, about 200 kilometres (125 miles) north of the capital island Male, the report said, adding that the girl would be flogged when she reaches adulthood.

‘As she is legally a minor, the court stated that the girl’s sentence would be implemented when she turned 18,’ Minivan News said.

It was not immediately clear when the couple had sex.

The court ruling came 10 months after UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay urged the Maldives to stop publicly flogging women for having extra-marital sex.

Pillay noted during a visit to the country that the Maldives had progressed in safeguarding the rights of its 330,000 Sunni Muslims, but more needed to be done to protect women.

Flogging is normally handed down as a punishment by village chiefs who also act as local judges. A cane is used

The Maldives, better known as a luxury tourist destination, adopted multi-party democracy in 2008, but faced political unrest leading to the resignation of the first elected president, Mohamed Nasheed, in February.


24 Responses to "Girl, 16, Sentenced To 100 Lashes For Having Sex With An Older Man"

  1. Posh   September 5, 2012 at 8:56 am

    The girl is a big fool,y did she agree 2 sleep with some1 wu’s 13 years older than her.Am sure the man promised 2 gve ha some money,shame on her featherhead!nonsense

  2. Ashud laziz   September 5, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Kids too mch phone porn kaya where we going its nw kids defiling older pipo,ba guy no manifesto to convince reasonable ladies jst as HH whse manifesto is to convince 1 /72 tribes,shame

  3. Divah   September 5, 2012 at 9:02 am

    This shud be introduced pa zed, 2much uchende! tho 50 lashes will do.

  4. rgmwa   September 5, 2012 at 9:44 am

    lov haz got no age. thz wher in da relationship. its hapning worldwid. thrz nothng wrng when two pipo ar in lov. nga bwaingila ninshi chapwa…

  5. Ba Tumfweko think Zambians are fools.   September 5, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Why is this under Style???

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  8. Sweet 16   September 5, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Nyele is nyele. Ka girl needed sumone with experience to take her through womanwood. He might have been gentle n patient for her than an unexperienced young man. Girl, when being slashed dig into d sweetness of ur xperience n you’ll endure. Shame on d authorities.

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  10. silishebo silishebo   September 5, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Ruphia should b arrested also for abusing Tandiwe.

  11. shanjina   September 5, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I wonder why some nations r still in Old Old tradition of Moses in the Bible
    Moslems aweeee,
    I wonder why, why punishing the girl !!!!.

  12. dalitso   September 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm


  13. jordan   September 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Nga nipa z kuti mwabapwisha ukubalopaula nokbakaka,paantu…. awe mwandi.Atleast by that age,compared to our local chicks n their madalaz-

  14. RB vs Thandiwe = 30 years Difference   September 5, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Panish Thandiwe with 1 million slashes & RB with 30 years jail setence for sleeping with each other having the age difference of over 30 years.Alangizi should also flogg Thandiwe Banda.

  15. Uku sefya pa chinyo   September 5, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Yes flogg her and hang her by the clitoris.

  16. jockey   September 6, 2012 at 5:30 am

    can someone tel me the time of the game between zambia vs uganda.mwefibantu

  17. age is just a number naimwe   September 6, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    So what if 16 year old found 29 old penis sweet it doesn’t bother me as long as it entered smoothly and slowly and thrushed till orgasm no problem bane, aleumfwa bwino why ukumulopola shaa shobeti iwe ukusefya pa chi… Can one hang by the clitoris and survive ok you hang by the balls also

  18. no presure   September 8, 2012 at 8:05 am

    muntu akwelewe,iliche normal..

  19. nitaj   September 8, 2012 at 8:07 am

    sex ni sex..

  20. Good guy   September 8, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Well, it must have been agreed between da 2. Zambia needs such version of law where the so-called minors will face punishment for seducing, lobbying and finally having sex with older men.

    We are seeing many girls between the ages of 12 & 16, giving birth and/or married off in Zambian villages. It means these chaps are sexually mature at that stage.

    Ah, some laws in Zambia are just archaic and rubbish. Am concerned with the case of defilement which is now used by some people as a means of settling scores. A 16-year old is manually bruised, send to visit the home of a would-be opponent at a calculated hour. And accusations of defilement emerge, the poor man is convicted to not less than, is it, 15 years now!!!!!
    damn!! on false accusation!!!!!

    The defilement cases in Zambia must be graded according to age; e.g:
    1) 0-7 years old >20 years imprisonment;
    2) 8-12 years old > 10 years imprisonment,
    3) 12-15 years old > 5 years imprisonment;
    4) 16 years and above = permissible.
    And where mutual agreement is proved to have been reached between the two chaps, there must be some form of punishment for the minor, to be implemented at the right time. In this way the legal system would be fair and just.

  21. Nataniel   September 11, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Unfortunately due to the movies that children are watching they have learnt methods of enticing elderly men even when they know that they are under age. Crazzy old man who need punishment.

  22. POLITIKIS   September 11, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I do not support defilement. So those who have sex with minors must be severely punished. So 10 years is not enough.

    However, I support the principle of punishing both partners involved in sex before or outside marriage; if both are adults (above 16 years).

    It does not make sense, in the case of adultery or fornication (of course not rape) for the Courts of Law to punish only one person leaving out the other as it happens in some countries.

    Consetual sex must bring pain on both parties involved in the sexual act just as it brings joy when not caught or no pregnancy results. What do you thing?

  23. njota man   September 11, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    iliche umwana wamunobe mukulu munobe

  24. nemwine   September 13, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Awee sure