Woman praising child abuse detained

Published 03.05.2019 00:28
Updated 03.05.2019 12:01

A woman who sparked outrage for apparently extolling the sexual abuse of a child online, was detained in the western city of İzmir on Thursday. She is charged with the glorification of a crime.

The suspect, identified as M.I.T., tweeted that a 5-year-old girl sexually abused in Istanbul's Küçükçekmece district last month "deserved" the abuse if "she would grow up to be a supporter of AKP," referring to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party). She has faced a barrage of online criticism for her remarks and now a criminal investigation.

In her first testimony, M.I.T. said she "regretted" writing the tweet. "I tried to delete it, but it had already gone viral," she said.

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