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Man convicted of child molestation handed suspended sentence

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A 54-year-old man convicted of sexually molesting a 9-year-old girl in August 2014 was on Tuesday given a 10-month suspended sentence by a court on the Aegean island of Lesvos.

The man was initially acquitted by a court in 2017 but the decision was appealed by a prosecutor who ordered a new trial by a three-member panel.

The girl, from a family of Albanian immigrants, had informed her parents, who filed a lawsuit.