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A Sri Lankan babysitter who sexually abused two seven-year-old boys in Perth, Australia has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison and is likely to be deported after serving his term, WAtoday reported on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old suspect Dayanthan Stanley Mohanraj was convicted after a trial of four counts of sexually abusing a child in 2016 when he was babysitting on a casual basis.

According to WAtoday, Mohanraj showed one boy pornography and later sexually abused the child in a public toilet, then threatened to kill him if he told his parents what happened.

He abused the same boy in a playroom and on another day attacked both children while they were playing, telling them to keep it a secret, the West Australian District Court heard on Tuesday.

Judge Vicki Stewart said Stanley Mohanraj lacked remorse and was unwilling to accept responsibility for his offending against two vulnerable children, which involved a serious breach of trust.

"You took advantage of these two young boys. This is an abuse of the most serious kind. You were in a position of authority. You were trusted to look after these children. You made comments to each boy to secure their silences,” he said.

Stanley Mohanraj came to Australia from Sri Lanka in 2012, but his family's refugee status has been rejected and they are in the process of appealing in the Federal Court.

He must serve at least three-and-a-half years behind bars before he can be eligible for parole and will then likely be deported.

  Comments - 20

  • lokka Tuesday, 11 December 2018 05:00 PM

    should have given him death sentence

    Dee Tuesday, 11 December 2018 05:34 PM

    No. Give him citizenship based on 'humanitarian' grounds. Ask big Mama of child soldiers who is in Sydney.

    Jaliya Tuesday, 11 December 2018 05:05 PM

    Why send here ? Just finish him off at the expense of AUS tax payer. We have enough rotten garbage on our public roads here and no more room for internationally convicted trash on these dirty roads.

    Concerned Tuesday, 11 December 2018 05:23 PM

    There is another Sri Lankan former Sri Lanka's rugby player Omar Sheriff who abused his 8 year old Grand Daughter and two grand sons both under 6 years.He was given 6 1/2 years imprisonment for the crime

    Siri de Alwis Tuesday, 11 December 2018 05:33 PM

    We all love our children. Such nasty bastards who abuse these small kids should be given lifelong punishments.

    Siv Tuesday, 11 December 2018 06:02 PM

    Before deport him to SL, make sure his dick is cut off, so we can save SL kids here..

    Sammy Tuesday, 11 December 2018 06:15 PM

    5 years is simply not enough. Atleast 15 years with no parole.

    TUK Tuesday, 11 December 2018 06:20 PM


    Jayanath Tuesday, 11 December 2018 06:48 PM

    Send him to Middle East and stone to death!

    ADL Tuesday, 11 December 2018 07:00 PM


    Ragula Tuesday, 11 December 2018 07:21 PM

    It sounds LTTE did not have control on the behaviour of their people who lives in abroad most of the issues comes from Tamil speaking community and they call themselves from Sri Lanka not Eelam I am not a racist just thinking people talking of LTTE's control on people's behaviour.

    Sampanthan Wednesday, 12 December 2018 04:11 AM

    U don't need to be a racist. Country has already paid enough and nothing much left to loose. U people have already done your part for destruction of the beautiful country. Sri Lanka is sighing with last breath these days thanks to politicos and petty minded people like you who divide the people based on Ethnicity and religions. Shame on you

    bo Wednesday, 12 December 2018 06:40 AM

    Ragula is correct, media should report him as a Tamil of former Sri Lankan community, most likely an escaped LTTE operative or as on of one.

    Nalin Wednesday, 12 December 2018 08:47 AM

    Tamils sounds like they always tried to unite the country and it is Sinhalese who divided. Release all Tamil prisoners and arrest the security personnel we don't get the logic

    DTAK Tuesday, 11 December 2018 07:36 PM

    These Minority Of People Go To Foreign Countries Telling Lies As Refugees, Tarnishing The Image Of Sri Lankan People And When They Get Their, They Further Tarnish The Image Of Sri Lankan People. Remember All People From Sri Lanka Are Treated In Foreign Countries As Sri Lankans Regardless Of Their Creed

    Jude Wednesday, 12 December 2018 01:11 AM

    These Perverts watch too much porn and other stuff on internet using smartphones!!! SL should maintain a registry of Perverts especially child molesters!!! Make it a crime those convicts get any closer or contact with underage kids!!

    LionLion Wednesday, 12 December 2018 05:12 AM

    A lot of people who blame him not because of his crime. Because of his name. Because he was a Tamil refugee. How many Sinhalese do this kind of acts ? Many don't care. Do not bring his minority status to this. Just focus on the crime.

    SIva Wednesday, 12 December 2018 05:56 AM

    Abusing children is a crime but most of these commentators are venting their anger and abusing all Sri Lankan Tamils, as the perpetrator is a Tamil . This also should be condemned. What has LTTE and refugees got the do with this man's crime. Lots of Sinhalese have also gone Australia claiming assylum

    weera Wednesday, 12 December 2018 06:46 AM

    Only Saudi Arabia knows the best punishment for such bastards. Australia is too lenient.

    shun Wednesday, 12 December 2018 08:13 AM

    shame on this man, tarnishing the good images of srilankans here, needs capital punishment , these uneducated people come over here and claiming refugee status cannot be tolerated , i am sure he will be deported back to srilanka and needs to be locked up for life to save innocent people's life

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