Sexual harassment via MMS

20 July 2011 01:15 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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By Lakmal Sooriyagoda

A youth alleged to have sexually harassed a woman by sending obscene picture messages through Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) to her mobile phone was remanded till August 1 by the Colombo Fort Magistrate today.

The woman, a resident of Colombo 2 had complained to the Slave Island police that an anonymous caller had repeatedly harassed her by sending obscene MMS messages in sexually explicit and offensive language. The victim had further complained that the suspect had used criminal force on her with intent to outrage her modesty.

The Slave Island police had begun investigations into the telephone number that was believed to have been used by the suspect. Accordingly, the suspect a resident of Slave Island was arrested by the police and produced before Magistrate Ms. Lanka Jayaratne.

Police charged that the suspect had taken the victim’s telephone number from a communication centre located in the same area. The suspect had noted down her number from the reload order book at the communication centre.

Police further charged that the suspect had committed a punishable offence under section 58 of Sri Lanka Telecommunications Act (No. 25 of 1991) and section 345 of the Penal Code.

Considering the seriousness of the offence, the Magistrate ordered that the suspect be remanded till August 1.

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  • Thushara Wednesday, 20 July 2011 10:13 PM

    yes. The government authorities should take strong actions against kids who send nude pics to girls phones. Anybody who is doing those things should be informed to the police and send them to the jail.

    the undertaker Wednesday, 20 July 2011 11:50 PM

    should rest this guy in pieces in jail forever

    graham Thursday, 21 July 2011 08:50 AM

    send to jail? Is it such a crime>>

    localboy Thursday, 21 July 2011 03:01 AM

    he must be mentally sick

    Dilan Thursday, 21 July 2011 05:00 AM

    very good move. These type of metally sick ppl must punish.

    kumari Friday, 22 July 2011 02:36 AM

    yes ofcourse...are u a harrasor too????

    hirantha Thursday, 21 July 2011 01:08 PM

    can't we go without that re-load order book. I personally don't want to write down my number there.

    Noel Fernando Wednesday, 20 July 2011 05:53 PM

    culprits are overjoying still doing obscene practices but it has come to an end very recently.


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