Egyptian police arrested a man accused of imprisoning six youths, repeatedly sexually assaulting them and forcing them to beg on the streets, while separately police also arrested a father who has been raping his 17 year old daughter for four years.
The sources said Mahmoud Dennis el-Agnaby, 20, kept five boys and a girl, aged between 12 and 19, locked in a shack over the past two years near the road between Cairo and the oasis of Fayoum.
Agnaby has confessed to forcing the six to beg and share the proceeds with him, and of abusing all of them, sometimes accompanied by two of his friends, the sources said.
Agnaby allowed his captives brief visits to their families, but warned that if they did not return he would find and punish them. After one such visit, the mother of one of the boys followed him back to the shack and called the police, who arrested Agnaby.
The girl, Asmaa Mohamed al-Sayed, gave birth in the shack about a week ago and left the baby on her mother's doorstep.
Prosecutors ordered Agnaby's detention for four days for questioning while the six youngsters will undergo medical examination.
Also on Monday, press reports said Egyptian police had arrested a man charged with sexually abusing his daughter for four years.
Kamel Mohamed Saleh, an unemployed man who lives in a poor working class area, had been raping his 17-year-old daughter, who works as a maid, with the knowledge of her mother.
The crime was discovered by the girl's employer, a businesswoman, who overheard a phone conversation in which the girl told her father that what he does to her is illegal and that she would never go back home.
According to the mother and daughter, the father had threatened to kill them if they screamed for help or told anyone about the abuse.
The man is in custody pending trial.
(Some translation from Arabic by Sonia Farid).