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Rapist of teenager sentenced to 12 years RI

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By Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya  

A 41-year old man was sentenced to 12 years rigorous imprisonment for sexually abusing  16- year- old girl at a private child development centre, the National Child Protection Authority 
(NCPA) said.  


The Special Investigations Unit of the NCPA launched an investigation into the sexual abuse following a complaint that was  made and arrested the suspect, a resident of Pitakotte, at the child development centre.


Accordingly, the Attorney General filed a case against the suspect in the Colombo High Court which  convicted the suspect sentencing him to 12 years rigorous imprisonment.  
In addition to the sentence, a fine of Rs.10,000 was also imposed on the accused and was ordered to pay a sum of Rs. 250,000 as compensation to the victim, in default the jail term would be further extended to four more years.

 

The Special Investigations Unit of the NCPA launched an investigation into the sexual abuse following a complaint that was  made and arrested the suspect, a resident of Pitakotte, at the child development centre

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