A WELL-KNOWN businessman has been arrested on charges of sexually abusing children in Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, according to sources at Canarias 7.
The man is suspected of abusing up to nine youngsters between the ages of seven and nine who all belong to the children’s ensemble of which he is the director.
It is reported that one of the children told their parents about the man’s actions, who then proceeded to immediately inform the police.
After the news broke, at least another eight children also lodged complaints against the man. The children have been examined by doctors in an attempt to gain clarity as to exactly what has happened.
The mayor of Puerto del Rosario, Marcial Morales, has said that the news has shocked the town, given that the case involves a large number of children.
The town hall is said to be offering support to all those affected by the alleged crimes.