Kathmandu, Nepal, July 12, 2019: As a high-profile humanitarian aid worker has been sentenced to nine years in prison on pedophiliac charges in Nepal, international aid agencies across the globe have shown their concerns over the incident.
The Kavre District Court has ordered the Canadian national named Peter John Dalglish not only to sentence to nine years in prison but also to pay Rs 500,000 each to two boys he ‘victimized by engaging on the pedophiliac activities.’
Responding to the writ petition filed by the Kavre District Police, a single bench of district judge Arjun Adhikari issued the verdict on Monday.
During the hearing, Dalglish was also presented in court with handcuff. Following the verdict Dalglish and did not admitted to any wrongdoing. He blamed the Nepal Police for false charges.
Dalglish was arrested from his residence in Mandan Deupur, Kavre, by a team of the Nepal Police’s Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on April 7, 2018. With his arrest, two boys, then aged 12 and 14, were also rescued from Dalglish’s residence.
Dalglish is a high-profile humanitarian aid worker. He had served as country representative of UN Habitat in Afghanistan. He is also a member of the Order of Canada.
In 2002, he had also served in Nepal as Chief Technical Advisor under the UN Child Labor Program in 2002.