Businessman remanded for alleged child abuse | Daily News


Businessman remanded for alleged child abuse

Galle Acting Magistrate Lalith Pathirana remanded a businessman until September 16 when the suspect was produced before him on the charges of sexually abusing a number of school children on several occasions.

The 70-year-old suspect was a resident of Bulatwatta, Bataduwa in Galle.

‘The businessman had persuaded the children by offering them sweets when they came to his shop and he had allegedly abused them at a nearby vegetable plot,” Police submitted to courts.

Police had initiated investigations into a complaint made by a mother of one of the victims. CI Warunu Bogahawatta, OIC Galle Police Chile and Woman’s Bureau assisted by Police Sergeants Priyantha, Vidanpathirana, WPS Jayawardana and PC Sanjeewa had made the arrest on the directions of Galle SSP Vikum Ginige.


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