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Man jailed for raping step-daughter

November 25, 2016 7:47 pm

A 35-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for raping his step-daughter in 2013.

High Court Judge, Justice Thushara Rajasinghe, says sexually assaulting a young girl within her own family environment by a known family member is one of the most outrageous forms of crime.

Rajasinghe says such offenders must be dealt with severe and harsh punishment.

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The incident happened when the accused and the victim were home alone as the other family members had gone to the City.

The man has been given a non-parole sentence of 7 years.

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