Islamabad: A private school owner/principal in Pakistan was on Tuesday sentenced to 105 years in prison for sexually exploiting children and filming them with hidden cameras installed on campus.

A boy lodged a complaint against the school principal Attaullah Marwat, following which a case was registered against him on July 14, 2017.

A sessions court today announced quantum of punishment for Marwat. He has been sentenced to 105 years in prison for child abuse, pornography, rape, blackmail and maintaining illicit relations. Plus, a fine of Rs 1.4 million was also levied on the culprit.

A trial court had framed charges against him on eight counts under the Pakistan Penal Code. One of the many charged for which the principal has been charged, include, him forcing, persuading, coercing and enticing girl students under the age of 18 to engage in sexual activities. Further, he was also involved in explicit sexual conduct and abuse of minor schoolgirls.

Following his arrest last year, the accused had recorded his confessional statement before a judicial magistrate, wherein he had admitted that it was his “hobby” to make videos of his sexual activities.

He had also admitted that the videos were stored in his personal computer. The police had recovered memory cards and USBs.