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Youth arrested for sexual extortion

A 22-year-old youth who allegedly took nude images of his 17-year-old girlfriend, was arrested by the Minuwangoda Police yesterday.

It was further revealed that the suspect is a chef by profession and he had abused this underage schoolgirl for the past few months while threatening to release the nude images of her to the internet.

However, the suspect was arrested in the Diwulapitiya area in Minuwangoda following a complaint that was lodged by the girl at the Minuwangoda Police Station.

It was also divulged that the suspect was a resident of Hapuwalana in Minuwangoda.

The smartphone which contained the nude images was also taken into custody.

Minuwangoda Police are investigating.