KATHMANDU (Reuters) – A courtroom in Nepal has sentenced a former UN support employee from Canada to 9 years in jail on fees of sexually abusing two boys, a courtroom official mentioned on Tuesday.
Peter Dalglish, 62, was arrested at his house close to Kathmandu final 12 months and was convicted in June of sexually abusing two boys aged 12 and 14.
“He was sentenced to 9 years in jail in a single case and to seven years within the different,” mentioned Thakur Nath Trital, info officer on the courtroom in Kavre district, 30 km (20 miles) east of Kathmandu.
The sentences will run concurrently.
Dalglish, who was current in courtroom for the sentencing on Monday, pleaded not responsible and would attraction, his lawyer mentioned.
“Due course of has not been fulfilled in the course of the investigation within the case. So we’ll attraction,” the lawyer, Rahul Chapagain, mentioned.
Dalglish was additionally been ordered to pay about $9,100 in compensation to the boys, Trital mentioned.
Dalglish had been serving to kids from poor households in Nepal by offering monetary help. He had earlier labored with humanitarian companies like U.N. Habitat in Afghanistan and a U.N. mission in Liberia, Chapagain mentioned.
Activists mentioned the sentence would assist deter different attainable offenders in a rustic with a poor document for crimes involving kids.
“It would assist break the assumption that Nepal will not be severe about baby abuse,” mentioned Tarak Dhital, an impartial activist campaigning for baby rights.
Reporting by Gopal Sharma; Modifying by Sanjeev Miglani, Robert Birsel