A man has been slapped with a 40-year prison sentence after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a minor.
Mohamed Shazleef was charged with rape in connection with the incident that took place in the wooded area of an island in Laamu atoll.
He was found guilty by the Criminal Court which slapped him with the jail sentence for raping the minor and producing pornographic materials, on January 18.
The rape case is to have taken place on 6 January 2018 and the Prosecutor General’s Office has provided a summary statement in connection with the charges raised against the rapist. As such, the culprit is to have taped the 17-year-old girl’s assault and abuse.
Charges against the rapist were filed at the Criminal Court on 5 February 2018.
The charges of rape were proven at court under Article 14(c) of the Sexual Offences Act and he was jailed for 20 years behind bars.
Further, he was also found guilty of producing pornographic material in connection with the case, with which he was slapped with 20 years in prison.
With this verdict, Shazleef will serve 40 years in jail.