KINGSTON, Jamaica— A Kingston teacher has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for sexual assault and murder of a 13-year-old girl.
Sanju Maharaj, who was charged with the killing of 13-year-old Shanoya Wray, was sentenced on Thursday in the Home Circuit Court.
Shanoya's remains were discovered inside Maharaj's bathtub on Walley Close, Kingston 6 on Friday, July 20, 2018. Maharaj had poured caustic soda and other chemicals on her body, causing it to deteriorate rapidly.
Maharaj plead guilty to and was sentenced as follows:
- having sexual intercourse with a person under 16 (4 counts) - 12 years imprisonment.
- murder- 21 years imprisonment;
- trying to dispose of a corpse- two years in prison at hard labour.
The sentences are to run consecutively.