PESHAWAR:A District and Session Court here Tuesday awarded 105 years in prison to a private school’s principal on charges of child abuse, pornography, rape, blackmail and maintaining illicit relations.

The convict, Attaullah Marwat, was also fined Rs1.4 m illion in addition to the jail terms. The sentences were handed down by Sessions Judge Younis Khan.

District and Session Judge Muhammad Younis while announcing the judgment awarded the imprisonment on eight counts. They include Pakistan Penal Code, with Section 354-A (stripping a woman of her clothes), 376 (punishment for rape), 377-B (sexual abuse of child), 489-C (counterfeit currency), 497 (adultery) and 509 (sexual harassment), and Sections 48 (child pornography), 50 (seducing a child) and 53 (sexual abuse) of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Child Protection and Welfare Act, 2010.

The convict was a private school’s owner who was arrested after the Hayatabad police station registered a case against him on July 14, 2017 for sexually exploiting school children including girls, and filming them with secret cameras installed on campus.

All charges and handed various jail sentences under each section — resulting in a total prison term of 105 years.

Around 25 direct and indirect victims of Marwat had recorded their statements before police against the convict, however, it is believed that a majority of his victims had not come forward.