Rape victim gets justice after a decade
March 6, 2019 5:05 pm
A 31-year-old woman from the Northern division who was raped by a man in 2005 has finally got justice after more than a decade.
The woman was a 17-year-old student when she was raped by a man who was 36 years older than her.
The court heard that the victim was staying at the accused’s house and attending school when the incident took place.
The man raped her between October and November in 2005 on three different occasions.
The man who is now 67-years-old raped the complainant when she used to be home alone at mid-night.
High court Judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe said the complainant’s family trusted him and kept her at his house as it was convenient for her to attend school.
Justice Rajasinghe said instead of honoring the trust, he chose to sexually abuse her in order to satisfy his disgraceful sexual desire.
The court heard that the man also approached the victim’s father and threatened him to withdraw his complain.
Justice Rajasinghe said there was delay in proceedings which could have been prevented.
The Judge said the delay of nearly ten years has breached the rights of the accused and because of the delay – four years of his sentence was reduced.
The man has been sentenced to ten years imprisonment for three counts of rape and he is not entitled for any parole for three years.