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Rapist Gets 8 Years Jail Time

A 32 year old man was sentenced to 8 years and 6 months imprisonment for raping his nephew’s wife. On February 15, 2013 whilst she was asleep, the accused forcefully
16 Jul 2016 12:38
Rapist Gets 8 Years Jail Time
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A 32 year old man was sentenced to 8 years and 6 months imprisonment for raping his nephew’s wife.

On February 15, 2013 whilst she was asleep, the accused forcefully had sexual intercourse with her.

Justice Thushara Rajasinghe said: “This is indeed the worse form of sexual offence, which infringes the victim’s life, physically and emotionally.

“Committing offenses of his nature to women in the domestic environment by known persons poses a perilous risk to the smooth functioning of the society with dignity and security.”

Justice Rajasinghe said that the accused breached the trust of the victim as he was her uncle.

“This is an opportunistic crime.

“You found the vulnerability of the victim as she was alone in the house and knowing she was vulnerable you committed this crime,” Justice Rajasinghe said.

The accused is married with three children and has a non–parole period of 7 years.

The court has given the accused 30 days to appeal.

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