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Man sentenced to 12 years in prison for child sexual abuse

26-year-old faces extended term for heinous crime


A 26-year-old man was sentenced to 12 years in prison yesterday (12/02) after the Larnaca Criminal Court found him guilty of child sexual abuse.

The sentence adds to a 10-year prison term he is already serving since January 2021, when he was convicted of rape.

The defendant, whose name has not been disclosed, faced charges related to the sexual abuse of a child, marking a serious violation of Cyprus' laws. The court's decision underscores the severity with which the legal system addresses crimes of this nature.

The case highlights the ongoing efforts within Cyprus to address and combat sexual offenses, particularly those involving minors. The imposition of strict penalties serves as a deterrent and sends a clear message that such reprehensible acts will not be tolerated within the society.

Authorities have not provided further details regarding the specifics of the incidents, but the sentencing reflects the commitment to justice and protection of vulnerable individuals, especially children.

As the defendant begins his extended term of imprisonment, the ruling serves as a reminder of the importance of vigilance and swift action against perpetrators of sexual abuse, ensuring the safety and well-being of all members of the community.

[With information sourced from 24 News]

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