NCPA task force arrests blackmailer

24 July 2015 01:18 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) Task Force has arrested a 27-year-old man on charges of distributing obscene pictures of a 16-year-old girl using his mobile phone.

The NCPA said the man had taken nude photos of the girl when they were having an affair and had distributed the photos among friends after marrying another girl. The girl had complained to the NCPA regarding the incident.

NCPA Chairperson Natasha Balendra said the man residing in Colombo was remanded for two weeks and released on bail after being produced in the Colombo Magistrate’s Court.

“However, we are investigating the incident and making arrangements to inquire into other such incidents. We are also looking at existing laws and whether they are enough to curb cybercrimes and bullying so that we can amend them if necessary,” she said.

Ms. Balendra said they would launch an awareness programme to make students aware on how to use the internet safely and to be safe from cyber bulling and crimes.     

The NCPA Task Force was formed to combat the growing threat to children and youth posed by bullying and sexual harassment via social media sites and mobile phone devices. (Lahiru Pothmulla)


Video by Sanath Desmond

  Comments - 5

  • Raju Friday, 24 July 2015 11:50 PM

    so guy is guilty and girl is innocent? Is that why she send naked photos of her to a stranger elder than 11 years old than her

    kumaraya Friday, 24 July 2015 11:58 PM

    These are a few of the matters that Ms. Senanayake, the Minister can address and put right.

    kondaya77 Saturday, 25 July 2015 12:01 AM

    Like the politicians,People might vote him in as the president if he contests.under .U.P F.A.

    mac Sunday, 26 July 2015 06:14 PM

    Highly qualified to be the future president.

    raj Friday, 24 July 2015 09:12 PM

    If this guy end up in jail, he might get presidential pardon. Sri Lanka is the only country that pardon criminals. In other country it is the work of courts.

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