31 July 2013

Man convicted of sexual intercourse with underage girl sentenced to 9 years jail

ETLJB 31 July 2013 - The Dili District Court last Thursday (25/7) handed down its verdict in a case of sexual assault of a minor. The court found the accused (known only by the initials MXS) guilty and sentenced him to 9 years in prison for having sexual intercourse with an underage girl.

The panel of judges who heard the case was headed by Judge Jose Maria who stated that the the accusation made by the public prosecutor had been proven to the court based on the testimony of the accused and the victim

The court found that the the accused had had sexual intercourse with the victim (SDC) in Metinaro, a suburb in the eastern part of Capital Dili. Source: Suara Timor Loro Sae English translation from TLMDC Edited by Warren L. Wright

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