Paedophile Peter Dalglish’s sentencing reduced by a yearPatan High Court reduced Dalglish’s jail term from nine years to eight.
Patan High Court has upheld Kavre District Court's sentencing of Peter John Dalglish on paedophilia charges but reduced his jail term from nine years to eight.
A joint bench of justices Ram Prasad Oli and Mina Gautam Sedai passed the order.
Canadian national Peter John Dalglish, 60, who had served as the country representative of the UN Habitat Afghanistan, was arrested on paedophilia charge from his residence in Mandan Deupur, Kavre, on April 7, 2018. Two boys, then aged 12 and 14, were rescued from his residence. One of the boys was the son of Dalglish’s domestic help.
He was sentenced to nine years in prison by Kavre District Court in July last year. The court had also ordered Dalglish to pay Rs 500,000 each to two boys he victimised.
Dalglish is a high-profile humanitarian, who served as country representative of UN Habitat-Afghanistan, and is also a recipient of the Order of Canada. He had founded Street Kids International to work for conflict victims and street children. In 2002, he had also worked in Nepal as Chief Technical Advisor under the UN Child Labour Programme.