She said the family quickly hit a wall of shame and silence

“It started one night when our son came home late obviously very troubled,” the 30-year-old mother of seven said, speaking to AFP under an assumed name to protect the boy’s identity.

“He told me that someone from our extended family and a neighbour took him to an isolated house.

“He said, ‘They undressed me and started a pornographic video on their computer, I wanted to escape but they caught me,’” Fatma recalled, saying she immediately called the police.

Two men, in their twenties, were arrested.