Suspect arrested for sexually abusing school children in Galle

August 12, 2022 at 9:56 AM

A man has been arrested for sexually abusing several school students in the Galle area luring them via social media. 

The Criminal Investigations Department has arrested the suspect following a complaint lodged by a group of parents of the victims. 

The Police said investigations have revealed that the man has sexually abused several children studying in schools in various parts of Galle.

He is reported to have lured the children into sexual activities via WhatsApp under the guise of being a priest, running a famous temple.

The suspect who is a 44-year-old resident of Unawatuna has been remanded until August 23 after being produced in the Galle Magistrate’s Court. (NewsWire)