Monk arrested over abuse of minor

The Warakapola police yesterday arrested a novice monk from a temple in Warakapola, who had allegedly subjected a male child to serious sexual abuse for six years.

The police say that the age of the novice monk is now 18 and the child said to have been abused by him is 14 years.

Police said that the complaint states that the child has been abused in the temple since 2016 and the child was 8 years at that time.

The boy had reportedly confessed that he was abused when his father questioned him after feeling suspicious about his behaviour.

Accordingly, the father brought the child to the police and complained about it, the police said.

The police said that after presenting the child to the forensic doctor, steps will be taken to present him in court.

by dailynews sri lanka

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