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* Sri Lankan Buddhist monk sentenced for 70 years for molesting underage boys
Tue, Jul 1, 2014, 09:01 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 01, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today sentenced a Buddhist monk for 70 years in prison for sexually abusing four minors.

Chilaw High Court Judge Amal Thilakaratne sentenced the Buddhist monk who was found guilty of molestingg four underage boys for 52 years rigorous imprisonment.

The monk, who had dis-ordained by the time the verdict of the case was delivered, was ordered to pay Rs. 402,000 each for the four boys as compensation. The judge sentenced the monk for another 18 years light punishment for default of paying the compensation to the victims.

The monk pleaded guilty in the four cases filed against him for the offense committed during the period from January 01, 2004 to February 14, 2004 in his temple in the Chilaw judicial area.

The accused told the court that he was ordained by his mother to evade poverty and he was used to the deviant sexual behavior as a monk.

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