பைபிள் பள்ளியில் பாலியல் வன்கொடுமை SDM பாதிரியாருக்கு '18 ஆண்டு' சிறை தண்டனை
இங்குள்ள கொல்லம் மாவட்டத்தில் உள்ள கத்தோலிக்க கிறிஸ்துவ மத பைபிள் பள்ளியில், சென்னையைச் சேர்ந்த பாதிரியார் தாமஸ் பரேக்குளம், 35, ஆசிரியராக பணியாற்றினார். கடந்த 2017ல் இந்தப் பள்ளியில் பயின்ற, 16 வயதுக்கு உட்பட்ட நான்கு சிறுவர்களிடம், அவர் பாலியல் அத்துமீறலில் ஈடுபட்டதாக குற்றம் சாட்டப்பட்டது. தலைமறைவாக இருந்த அவர், சென்னையில் கைது செய்யப் பட்டார்
இது தொடர்பான வழக்கை விசாரித்த கொல்லம் 'போக்சோ' சட்ட சிறப்பு நீதிமன்றம், அவர் குற்றவாளி என நேற்று முன்தினம் அறிவித்தது. அவருக்கான தண்டனை நேற்று அறிவிக்கப்பட்டது.அதன்படி, மூன்று சிறுவர்கள் மீதான வழக்குகளில் தலா ஐந்து ஆண்டு, ஒரு சிறுவன் வழக்கில் மூன்றாண்டு தண்டனையும் விதிக்கப்பட்டது.
அதன்படி, 18 ஆண்டு கடுங்காவல் தண்டனை அனுபவிக்க நீதிமன்றம் உத்தரவிட்டுள்ளது. மேலும், நான்கு சிறுவர்களுக்கும் தலா 1 லட்சம் ரூபாய் இழப்பீடு வழங்கவும் நீதிமன்றம் உத்தரவிட்டுள்ளது.
Kerala: POCSO court awards 18 years imprisonment to priest for sexual abuse
A POCSO court in Kollam district of Kerala awarded 18 years of imprisonment to a priest for sexually abusing four minor seminarians. The priest identified as Thomas Parekkulam is 35-year-old, he belongs to Catholic congregation Society of France based St. Eugene De Mazendo. In 2017, he was working as a parish priest under the Punalur diocese in Kollam district when the four cases were registered against him.
Kerala: Christian Priest Sentenced to 18 Years Rigorous Imprisonment for Sexually Assaulting Four Teen Boys in 2017 in Kollam
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Thiruvananthapuram: A Catholic priest has been awarded 18 years of imprisonment by a POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) court on Friday in
Kerala’s Kollam district. The priest was found guilty of sexually abusing four minor seminarians. The priest identified as Thomas Parekkulam is 35-year-old, he belongs to Catholic congregation Society of France based St. Eugene De Mazendo. In 2017, he was working as a parish priest under the Punalur diocese in Kollam district when the four cases were registered against him. He was sentenced to five years imprisonment each in three cases and a jail term of three years in the fourth case by the court of Kollam additional sessions court (POCSO) judge, KN Sujith, reported The Indian Express. According to the verdict, the sentence would run consecutively (one after another). The priest is a native of Kasargod has been ordered to pay a fine of Rs. 1 lakh by the court. At the time of the crime Parekkulam was working as a parish priest under Punalur diocese, said the prosecution. At that time, a few seminarians were staying with him in a rented house in Kottathala, the seminarians were in Class 12. The seminarians pursued higher secondary education in Kollam. The minor seminarianswere subjected to abuse by Parekkulam at his over a period of time. Due to the trauma, the victims left the seminary.The matter came to light after one of the boys approached the Childline and a case was registered. https://freshheadline.com/kerala-christian-priest-sentenced-to-18-years-rigorous-imprisonment-for-sexually-assaulting-four-teen-boys-in-2017-in-kollam/140121/
Kollam, April 30: A Kerala court has sentenced a Christian priest to 18 years of rigorous imprisonment for sexually abusing four minor boys of a seminary in Kollam district five years ago.
Fr Thomas Parekkulam (35), a member of Chennai-based SDM minor seminary, was on Friday found guilty of the crime registered by police in Puthoor under Kottarakkara circle in the commission of offences punishable under Section 377 (unnatural offences) of the Indian Penal Code and other relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act, 2012.
The young victims, all aged 16 at the time of the incident, were the students of a seminary in Pullamala in the district wherein the accused was serving as a rector.
Sentencing the priest to five years each in three cases and three years sentence in the fourth case, Additional District and Sessions Judge (POCSO) K N Sujith also ordered him to pay a compensation of Rs 1 lakh each for every case. Kerala Shocker: 6-Year-Old Girl Sexually Abused by Her Father, Uncle for Over One Year in Idukki.
Considering the trauma suffered by the victims in the sexual attacks, the court also recommended to the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) to award adequate compensation to the victims commensurate to the physical as well as mental trauma suffered by them.
“The factual circumstances emerged in the instant case would show that, attributing to sexual attack the victim boys were subjected to, they had suffered physical as well as mental trauma and ergo, it is necessary to rehabilitate them,” the court said.
The accused, who went absconding after escaping from police custody, was arrested from Chennai, the office of the district public prosecutor said. The case was registered and investigated based on a complaint received by the Child Welfare Committee in Thiruvananthapuram, the office said.Kollam: A Kerala court has sentenced a religious teacher to 18 years in prison for sexually harassing children.
Thomas Barekulam (35) is a member of the Chennai-based STM Children’s School. Eva has been working as a trustee of this organization in Pullamala school in Kollam district in 2017. It is learned that Thomas Barekulam sexually harassed 4 16 year old students studying there at that time.
In this connection, the Kottarakkara Saragam Buttu police registered a case under Section 377 (unnatural offense) of the Indian Penal Code and four sections under the Pokso Act and arrested Thomas.
Following the completion of the final hearing in the case, Kollam District Sessions Court Judge K.N. Sujith was recently set on fire. Accordingly, he was sentenced to five years each in the 3rd case and three years in the 4th case for a total of 18 years.
The judge also ordered religious pastor Thomas Barekulam to pay Rs 1 lakh each in the four cases and instructed the District Legal Services Commission to distribute the amount to the victim’s children.
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