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Teacher Gets 7 Years Imprisonment For Sexual Assault

A school teacher of Nausori was sentenced to seven years imprisonment with a non-parole period of five years. Nausori Magistrate Shageeth So­maratne handed the sentence to the 43-year-old teacher, who
04 Oct 2018 11:00
Teacher Gets 7 Years Imprisonment For Sexual Assault

A school teacher of Nausori was sentenced to seven years imprisonment with a non-parole period of five years.

Nausori Magistrate Shageeth So­maratne handed the sentence to the 43-year-old teacher, who was charged with one count of sexual assault.

The incident occurred between February 27, 2017 and March 15, 2017 when the teacher asked the 14-year-old complainant, who was a student at the same school, to meet him for an athletics training.

During the sentencing, Magis­trate Somaratne told the accused: “You were her teacher and the vic­tim trusted you.

“By committing the offence, you breached that trust. You also be­trayed the trust of the school au­thorities who placed you in charge to train the students.”

The man was given 30 days to ap­peal to the Court of Appeal.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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