Cardiologist arrested over Mt. Lavinia Child Sex Trafficking Ring; 34 suspects nabbed so far

Cardiologist arrested over Mt. Lavinia Child Sex Trafficking Ring; 34 suspects nabbed so far

Cardiologist arrested over Mt. Lavinia Child Sex Trafficking Ring; 34 suspects nabbed so far

Written by Zulfick Farzan

06 Jul, 2021 | 7:31 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka Police arrested a 41-year-old cardiologist from Bandarawela over the Mount Lavinia Child Sex Trafficking Ring.

‘He is a reputed cardiologist working in Colombo’, said Police Spokesperson Senior DIG Ajith Rohana on Tuesday (06).

On Monday (05), a 33-year-old male was arrested for procuring the 15-year-old victim.

‘Several names have been revealed with regarding to exploiting the 15-year-old victim,’ said the Senior DIG adding that special teams have been deployed to arrest all the suspects.

A special investigation was also launched on websites for advertising the procuration of the 15-year-old victim, said the Police Spokesperson.

In total, 34 suspects were arrested in connection to the Mount Lavinia Child Sex Trafficking Ring and 12 more suspects have been identified for committing statutory rape.

Among those arrested are, the parents of the victim, a three-wheeler driver, a car driver, the individual who designed the advertisement, a gem businessman, a captain of a ship and several crew members, administrators and operators of several website, and the Deputy-Chairman of the Mihintale Pradeshiya Sabha, said the Senior DIG Ajith Rohana.

Maldives’ former state minister for finance and treasury is among the arrested.

A 15-year-old girl was sexually exploited by an individual in Mount Lavinia via social media outlets and the main suspect in connection with the incident was arrested on the 07th of June, by a special team led by Headquarter-Inspector of Mount Lavinia.

The 15-year-old female victim had been exploited for three months and she had been handed over to various people to be exploited.

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