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59-year-old man jailed for raping an 8-year-old girl while watching TV
By Semi Turaga
Thursday 21/02/2019

A 59-year-old man has been jailed for 12 years 2 months for raping a 8‑year‑old girl last year.

It was heard in court that the man and the victim knew each other and that he raped her when they were watching TV.

In his sentence, Justice Vinsent Perera said this was a crime of opportunity.

He said there was a breach of trust and the man exploited the victim's vulnerability.

A non‑parole period of 10 years 2 months has been set.

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