Sex abuser sentenced to 12-year RI
By Nabiya Vaffoor
A 41-year-old man was sentenced to 12 years Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) by the Colombo High Court for sexually abusing an underage girl in a private children’s home, National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) said yesterday (3).
The convict, a resident of Pitakotte was an employee at the said children’s home. Police arrested him on a complaint received by the NCPA.
The Attorney General filed charges against the suspect and found him guilty of grave sexual abuse. A Rs 10,000 fine was also slapped on the convict.
Furthermore, the Colombo High Court ordered the convict to pay Rs 250,000 to the 16-year-old victim as compensation and ordered to extend the prison term to four more years if he failed to do so, NCPA Chairman Prof. Muditha Vidanapathirana said.
(Child abuse and harassment could be reported on ‘1929’ -hotline introduced by National Child Protection Authority)