Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Malawi arrests man paid to have sex with over 100 children

Malawi police have arrested Eric Aniva, an HIV-infected man who was paid to have sex with more than 100 adolescent girls as part of a traditional ritual marking their passage to womanhood.

Aniva was held after granting a BBC interview confessing to have slept with the girls for a fee of between $4 to $7, paid by each of their families. The practice lasts 3 days and is performed by men known as "hyenas" at the request of a girl's parents after her first menstruation.