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* Sri Lankan-born American in U.S. is sought by FBI over rape of a minor child
Wed, May 20, 2020, 09:47 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 20, Colombo: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking to arrest an American of Sri Lankan origin for sexually abusing a minor child.

Chaminda Prabath Palliyaguru is wanted in connection with the alleged rape of a six-year-old victim on March 7, 2020, in Franklin County, Ohio.

According to an FBI Wanted notice, on April 21, 2020, an arrest warrant was issued for Palliyaguru in the Court of Common Pleas, Franklin County, Ohio, after he was charged with rape of a minor child, under the age of 10, and three counts of gross sexual imposition of a minor child, less than 13.

On April 22, 2020, Palliyaguru was charged federally with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, and a federal warrant was issued for his arrest.

Palliyaguru has ties to New Albany, Ohio, and Anaheim, California. He is known to travel to Sri Lanka on a semi-frequent basis. He was last seen in San Diego, California near the US-Mexico border, the FBI said.

The FBI has asked anyone with any information about this person to contact the local FBI office or the nearest American embassy or consulate.


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