Staff reporter

Wangduephodrang dzongkhag court sentenced a 20-year-old man to nine years in prison for rape of a minor.

According to the judgment rendered on July 19, Tenzin Rabgay from Tsirang and the 15-year-old girl met through social media and had an affair for almost a year.

It stated that in April this year, the girl had gone missing and was later found with the 20-year-old man. The girl is a student in one of the schools in Wangdue.

The man was found guilty of rape of a child above 12 years of age, which is graded a second degree felony with prison term ranging between a minimum of nine years and a maximum of 15 years.

The mother of the girl has refused compensation from the man.

Edited by Tashi Dema