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Jaffna High Court hands 10 year sentence to school principal for molesting student

A school principal found guilty of molesting a student has been handed a ten year prison sentence by the Jaffna High Court.

The then 9-year-old girl was molested by the principal at a Kayts school in 2009.

High court judge M. Ilancheliyan criticised attempts by the accused to victim-blame the child and portray her as promiscuous by implying she had sexual relations with other youths.

The principal was handed a 10-year jail sentence and ordered to pay 10 lakh rupees compensation to the victim.