British couple questioned by Majorca police for allegedly selling their daughter into prostitution

Ceri Roberts
British couple questioned by Majorca police for allegedly selling their daughter into prostitution
British couple questioned by Majorca police for allegedly selling their daughter into prostitution

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A British couple have been arrested by police in Majorca for allegedly offering their daughter, now aged 15, to a 76-year-old man in return for cash.

The Mirror reports that the girl was allegedly assaulted by the man over a five-year period, starting when she was 11, in the resort of Palma Nova.

It is believed that the mother took her daughter, who was living in a care home, to meet the man on each occasion with cash, ranging from £12 to £16, changing hands.

The Daily Mail reports that Spanish newspaper Ultima Hora alleged that the girl was raped.

According to The Mirror, the girl's parents are suspected of corrupting a minor, sexual assault, and inciting their daughter to escape from care.

The 76-year-old man is suspected of sexual assault.

The three suspects all appeared in front of a magistrate who freed them on bail while the investigation continues.

A spokesperson for the Foreign Office told The Mirror: "We can confirm the arrest and subsequent release of two British nationals in Majorca."

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