Crime & Court

Former Teacher Who Impregnated Student In A School In Lau On Suspended Sentence

Magistrate Asanga Bodaragama sentenced the offender to 18 months imprisonment suspended for two years.
20 Jul 2020 10:06
Former Teacher Who Impregnated Student In A School In Lau On Suspended Sentence

A former 27-year-old teacher had sexual intercourse with his Year 13 student in a school in Lau and impregnated her in March 2016.

Magistrate Asanga Bodaragama sentenced the offender to 18 months imprisonment suspended for two years.

The offender was charged and convicted for one count of abduction of a young person under 18 years of age with intent to have carnal knowledge.

The offender had visited the victim’s house and they met beside the victim’s house without her parents’ knowledge.

They later engaged in sexual intercourse at the offender’s quarters.

This continued several times at both the victim’s and offender’s house until the victim became pregnant.

Magistrate Bodaragama said the offender used the victim’s trust and affection towards him to commit the offence.

In the mitigating submissions, the court noted that the offender was terminated from service when he was charged and was a first offender.

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