A religious official was suspended from his post for sexually assaulting a child in the northern province of Çorum.
The deputy mufti of the Kargı district of Çorum, identified only as F.K., was accused of sexually assaulting a child with the driver of the district’s mufti.
They were suspended from their posts after the child filed a criminal complaint against them.
Investigators from Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) reportedly visited Kargı two weeks ago.
The investigation into the case is ongoing.