Citizen jailed for assaulting autistic child

T TV Wednesday 19/September/2018 17:46 PM
By: Times News Service

An Omani citizen has been referred to the Criminal Court for allegedly assaulting a thirteen year-old autistic boy.

Officials said the suspect lured the boy to an abandoned house to teach him how to shoot a gun and then was said to have assaulted the boy.

On April 27 the victim’s father filed a complaint with the Public Prosecution about the suspect, accusing him of abusing his son.

The accused has been charged with a number of offences, including raping a child, which is criminalised in article 72 of the Child Law.