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Man handed down 9 years jail for raping minor

The Nicosia Criminal Court on Wednesday sentenced a 42-year-old Greek-Cypriot man from Nicosia to concurrent nine year prison terms for raping and sexually abusing an underage girl, now aged 19, the CNA reports.

The proceedings took place behind closed doors.

The crimes were committed in February 2018 when the victim was 16 1/2 years old.

In passing sentence the Court said it had taken into account the seriousness of the offences committed by the defendant and the rise in offences of child sexual abuse.

As mitigating factors it took into consideration his clean criminal record and his mental health problems.

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