South African hairstylist Brendon Allister De Gee has been arrested by Mumbai Police for raping a 16-year-old boy. Brendon met the minor through a dating app and he had physical relation with the boy. He has remained hair stylist for many Bollywood celebs and at the time of arrest, he was on one of the sets of Kangana Ranaut‘s upcoming movie.
Brendon is put behind the bars under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. He is likely to be in police custody till October 3.
The minor joined the dating app by lying about his age on his profile, mentioning that he is interested in men. As per a report by the Khar police, the boy was sexually involved with other men. He was with an unknown man in a room and then his mother caught him red-handed. Later on, the boy confessed to having physical relations with men. The mother then filed a complaint against all the men who were involved in this menace. Till now, eight people have been arrested that also include a businessman and a school teacher.
An officer from Khar police told the Mid-Day, “The boy had made an account on a dating app and invited many people, ranging from 30 to 60 years, to have sex with him. He downloaded the app in 2017 and met around 15 men for sex.”
Brendon Allister De Gee who is 42, has started his career in South Africa. He worked in the Indian fashion and beauty industry for over 10 years.