DUSHANBE, October 29, Asia-Plus  -- The 60-year-old Hokim Mouminov, who works as guard at the site for the Dushanbe water park, has been detained on suspicion of maintaining house of prostitution, Asia-Plus has learned at the Ministry of Interior (MoI). 

The source at a MoI said that Mouminov had turned his lodge at the site into the house of prostitution, taking it to couples for 20 somonis.  “Mouminov was arrested when he was taking his lodge to two men and two young women for 20 somonis,” the source said.  

Criminal proceedings have been insituted against Mouminov and an investigation is under way. 

We will recall that Rajabali Mahmadaliyev, the chief of the Interior Ministry directorate for combating organized crime, told journalists on October 23 that over the first nine months of this year, 99 persons have been detained in Tajikistan on suspicion of pandering and maintaining houses of prostitution.  According to him, a large number of local young women involved in commercial sex have been revealed over the report period, but under the present legislation only administrative measures could be introduced against them.  He named insufficient upbringing in family and unemployment of youth as main factors that contribute to spread of prostitution.