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Man gets 36 years RI for sexually abusing minor

A father of three, who was found guilty of sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy in 2002, was sentenced to 36 year rigorous imprisonment (RI) by Colombo High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga yesterday.

The accused was further ordered to pay a Rs.300,000 restitution fine to the victim and Court observed that the accused will have to serve an additional six-year jail term in the event of defaulting the payment.

The High Court Judge maintained that the prosecution has proved the accused guilty beyond reasonable doubt for three counts and further imposed a fine Rs. 45,000 on the accused.