Youth held over sexual abuse | Daily News

Youth held over sexual abuse

Kurunegala Police took into custody a 22-year-old youth who had sexually abused a 15-year-old girl for five days.

When he was produced before the Kurunegala Magistrate’s Court, Chief Magistrate Sampath Hewawasam ordered the suspect to be kept in remand custody till January 21.

The suspect is a resident of Polpithigama in Kurunegala.

He had developed a clandestine love affair with the girl while he was working as a mason at a construction site which had made them elope to a far off area.

Police officers took into custody the couple when they were found living in a shanty in a remote area in Polpithigama.

The arrests were made after the girl’s mother lodged a complaint. Officer-in-Charge IP Nawaratne Abeykoon prosecuted.

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