Fifteen years’ RI for molesting girl | Daily News

Fifteen years’ RI for molesting girl

An accused was sentenced on November 24 to 15-year Rigorous Imprisonment, a Rs.50,000 fine and a Rs.50,000 compensation by Hambantota High Court Judge Rashantha Godawela for molesting a girl.

The accused was a father of two children.

He was staying at his sister's house in Mamadala, Ambalantota on April 1, 2014 and when there was nobody at home, he had abused the girl.

The girl had told a teacher about the incident and the teacher had made her parents aware of it, and the parents had lodged a complaint with the Ambalantota Police in this regard, Court was told.

After preliminary enquiries at the Hambantota Magistrate’s Court, the Attorney General filed an indictment against the suspect.

The verdict was declared by the Judge after prosecution proved the indictment against the suspect.

The Judge also ordered 12-month imprisonment in default of Rs.50,000 fine and 24-month imprisonment in default of the compensation.

Government Senior Counsel Gevindu Seneviratne led the prosecution on behalf of the Attorney General.

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