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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.