Man gets three years for sex­ual as­sault of mi­nor

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY -

Mum­bai: A spe­cial Pro­tec­tion of Chil­dren from Sex­ual Of­fences (POCSO) Act court on Wed­nes­day con­victed and sen­tenced a man to three years in jail for sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a five-yearold girl liv­ing in his build­ing in 2013. Among the wit­nesses to de­pose were the child and mother.

The child said that when she used to be sent for babysit­ting to awoman in her build­ing, the care­taker would leave her with a neigh­bour. She said she used to go to the ground floor to play with friends. She said the ac­cused had a pi­geon which he used to show all chil­dren.

The child said that once in July 2013, while none of her friends was around, she saw the ac­cused and asked him about the pi­geon.

She said he held her hand and took her to the house, shut and latched the door, and sex­u­ally as­saulted her.

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