21 November 2020 :
A Rawalpindi trial court on 18 November 2020 sentenced ‘habitual’ paedophile Sohail Ayaz to death on three counts apart from awarding him three sentences of rigorous imprisonment for abducting and raping young boys and for recording and disseminating the heinous acts.
Ayaz has previously been convicted of similar crimes in the UK and Italy before being deported to Pakistan.
The Additional District and Sessions Judge Jehangir Ali Gondal on 18 November issued a written verdict wherein the court found Ayaz and his accomplice Khurram Tahir guilty of kidnapping three children.
The court handed three sentences of the death penalty to Chartered Accountant Ayaz under section 367-A of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) - for deceitfully taking the victims to his house, confining them, administering them with intoxicants such as ice (crystal methamphetamine) and then raping them.
“He be hanged by neck till his death.” read the verdict.
He was also ordered to pay Rs500,000 as compensation to the family of each of his three victims.
The court further found Ayaz guilty under sections 337, 337-J and 292-C of the PPC - sodomy and participating and profiting from the recording of and sale of child pornography - and was sentenced thrice to serve life in prison, three sentences of 15 years of rigorous imprisonment and three sentences of spending seven years of rigorous imprisonment.
The court also fined him a cumulative Rs4.5 million.