A man has been arrested in Inginiyagala over multiple child abuse related incidents, the police media unit said today.
The police said that the man had pretended to be mentally unstable and had physically abused young girls over a period of time.
He had in 2010 sexually abused a 14 year old school girl and on Saturday he had sexually abused a 16 year old girl, the police said.
The suspect had also sexually abused two other young girls, both sisters, and on another occasion he had physically abused a girl on the road.
According to the police, the suspect had also assaulted a police officer at the Inginiyagala police station.
The police urged the public to be cautious of men who claim to be mentally unstable and use that excuse to fulfill their sexual desires. (Colombo Gazette)