Soldier arrested on sexual abuse claim Girl (15) the victim

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By 2017-09-25

By Cassendra Doole

A soldier was taken into custody in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl at a location in Wanathamulla-Borella, Police said yesterday.

The suspect soldier was taken into custody from a military garrison in Mihintale, Police said. Investigators have found out that the incident took place when the suspect had arrived on home leave on 18 September.

The victim, according to Police is an immediate neighbour of the soldier.

The victim is to undergo a medical examination to determine the true nature of the alleged sexual assault, Police added.

Police are conducting further investigations.

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