Man gets 7 yrs’ jail for sex­ual as­sault on teen

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

Aspe­cial Pocso Act court on Mon­day con­victed and sen­tenced a 36-year-old man to seven years’ jail for sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a 13-year-old neigh­bour. The pros­e­cu­tion’s case is that on July 8, 2015, the man called the girl to his house, showed her porn clips and sex­u­ally as­saulted her. When she scream ed, her aunt and grand­mother reached there and nabbed him. with that of the ac­cused. The child is in a shel­ter home.

The sur­vivor told the court that af­ter the death of her mother’s sis­ter, the wife of the ac­cused, in 2015, it was de­cided that she would stay with her un­cle and take care of his chil­dren. She said on Fe­bru­ary 2016, her un­cle raped her and threat­ened to kill her if she told any­one about it. In the next few months, he raped her thrice. In July 2016, she went to live with her pa­ter­nal aunt, who found that she was preg­nant. When the girl nar­rated her ordeal, the aunt called her mother, and a po­lice com­plaint was filed. —Re­becca Samervel

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