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Man found guilty of sexually abusing two underage sisters

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A 31-year-old man who was found guilty of sexually abusing two of the three underage daughters of his partner received a five-year jail sentence on Monday.

Nicosia criminal court sentenced the man after he admitted to 20 charges related to sexual abuse of a child, including a child under 13, and another 12 offences of assault, carried out between January 2017 and February 2020.

No information was released whether the abuser will receive sex offender treatment, which is provided in the Cyprus law.

The court highlighted the seriousness of the offences, saying that because such crimes devastate victims the imposition of “deterrent sentences” is imperative.

The case was reported to the police after one of the children revealed the abuse to her teacher in February last year, when she was 13 years old, Philenews reported.

The other two underage girls were called to give a statement to the police, where it emerged the convicted man was sexually and physically abusing two of the sisters, while the third suffered physical abuse.

The minors received free psychological treatment at The Children’s House.

The age of consent in Cyprus is 17.

Police maintains a registry of people who have been convicted of sexual crimes against children. Each person convicted of such a crime must report any change of address to the central police station of their district after their release from prison.

 

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