A 70-year old man has been sentenced to three years in jail after pleading guilty to sexually abusing two minor boys in return for food and money.
Magistrate Audrey Demicoli heard how John Zammit, a pastizzi shop worker from Valletta, had admitted during police interrogations that he had bribed the 15 year-old boys in return for oral sex. Inspector Joseph Busuttil said there had been three such incidents with one of the minors and two with the other.
Zammit’s legal aid lawyer Dustin Camilleri urged the court to grant him a suspended sentence on the grounds that he had a clean police conduct and was a separated man with grandchildren. However, the court dismissed his argument and jailed Zammit for three years.