The island’s Supreme Court has doubled the prison sentence of a 64-year-old man who sexually abused a 25-year-old man with autism and moderate intellectual and behavioral disabilities.
The Supreme Court accepted an appeal by the Attorney General’s Office and agreed that the four-and-a-half-year judgment imposed by the primary court was rather inadequate. Instead, we increased it to 10 years.
A 64-year-old man faced three charges in the Nicosia District Court, including sexual assault by trespassing, kidnapping, kidnapping or deprivation of liberty, and indecent assault on a man.
The claimant is 25 years old and suffers from behavioral disorders including autism and intellectual disability, as well as communication and socialization difficulties.
However, he is able to describe the events he experienced.
He is very fond of cars and trucks, and walks early in the morning almost every day to the field near his house where a particular truck is parked.
That’s what he did again on December 12, 2021, but that was when he met a retired man driving by, stopped, approached him, and befriended him.
He took him to a nearby field where an abandoned cabin was located, where he sexually abused him.
However, the young man went home, told his family what had happened, and was charged with the police.