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Security guard remanded for three child abuse cases

A security guard was arrested and is under custody awaiting trial for the alleged abuse of three minors in a school, National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) noted in a press statement.

The victims and the suspect were referred to the Judicial Medical Officer of the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital for medical inspection and the suspect was produced before the Nikaweratiya Magistrate’s Court and remanded under Section 345 of the Penal Code (Amendment) Act No. 22 of 1995 as amended by Section 545 for sexually abusing three minor schoolchildren. The medical inspection revealed that none of them sustained injuries.

NCPA Chairperson Prof. Muditha Vidanapathirana told the Morning, “The children are currently receiving psychosocial support by the NCPA.”

Under the guidance and supervision of NCPA Chairman Prof. Muditha Vidanapathirana, Deputy Chairman and Retired High Court Judge Sujatha Alahapperuma, Director General Anoma Siriwardena; the NCPA’s Special Investigation Unit OIC N. Kadirgamar, SI Somasiri, Sergeant Wimalasena (48830), WPC Madhuwanthi (10549), and WPC Lakmali (10770) conducted the investigations.