Court hands Swiss man 13 years in abuse case

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Posted: Jul 01, 2011 7:43 AM
Court hands Swiss man 13 years in abuse case

A court in Switzerland has sentenced a Swiss man to 13 years in prison for drugging and sexually abusing dozens of girls at a camp and a private boarding school.

The district court in the southern town of Brig found the unidentified man guilty of multiple cases of attempted rape, rape, sexual abuse of children and other offenses between 1996 and 2007.

Authorities linked the 62-year-old to DNA found after one attack at the exclusive Alpine boarding school Aiglon College de Villars in 2000.

The court said Friday it also ordered the man to pay his victims 65,000 Swiss francs ($77,000) and to remain under surveillance after the end of his sentence.

It went beyond the ten-year term demanded by prosecutors because the man had previously been punished for similar offenses.