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Trashigang District Court has sen­tenced an 83-year-old man to three years and one month in prison for child mo­lesta­tion on 28 Septem­ber.

The man from Maelphel vil­lage of Samkhar Ge­wog has been asked to pay a com­pen­sa­tion of Nu 22,500 to the vic­tim.

Ac­cord­ing to the judg­ment, the man be­gan mo­lest­ing the vic­tim, who is his great-grand­daugh­ter, in 2014 when he was 79-year-old and the vic­tim just nine.

He mo­lested the vic­tim, who is now 13, on sev­eral oc­ca­sions af­ter she got home from school, states the judg­ment.

RE­NEW re­ported the case to the po­lice af­ter it knew about it. Po­lice, in turn, for­warded it to the Of­fice of the At­tor­ney Gen­eral.

The OAG then for­warded the case to the court.

A foren­sic ex­am­i­na­tion was con­ducted at the na­tional re­fer­ral hos­pi­tal in July, which ruled out rape.

The man is also said to have mo­lested the step-sis­ter of the vic­tim who, too, is 13 years old now.

In her state­ment to the court, the step­sis­ter said she re­sponded with a knife when he touched her.

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