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Grandfather sentenced to 3 years

Litia Cava
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

A GRANDFATHER convicted of sexually assaulting his granddaughter was ordered by the High Court not to have any contact with the victim directly or by any other means.

High Court judge Justice Vinsent Perera sentenced the 65-year-old grandfather to three years and seven months in jail yesterday after he was convicted of one count of sexual assault.

He has to serve a sentence of three years and seven months after the court considered the time he spent in remand.

The incident took place between 2012 and 2014 when the victim was under the care of her grandfather.

Justice Perera told the accused that he breached the trust the victim had placed on him.

"The age difference between you and the victim is 52 years and you took advantage of the victim's naivety and vulnerability," Justice Perera said.

The man will be eligible for parole after serving two years and seven months.








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