A 60-year-old man was arrested for allegedly abusing 11 girls at a children’s home at Rakwana in Ratnapura.
The Ratnapura Children and Women Bureau has arrested the suspect, who is the husband of the warden of the children’s home following complaints received by the Godakawela Divisional Secretariat.
It was revealed that girls between the ages of 11 and 18 have been abused and have been referred for medical examination.
Investigations have also revealed that a girl who is said to have suffered serious sexual abuse has been staying at the children’s home and was taken to the warden's house after she turned 18 years.
Investigation revealed that the warden's husband had been visiting the children's home from time to time.
Police said that the warden of this children's home, which was run by a non-governmental organization, has also been removed after the incident was reported.
The suspect was remanded till March 8 after being produced before the Pelmadulla Magistrate’s Court.(Lasantha Niroshana)
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