Bus staffer gets 10-yr jail for sex as­sault of girl, 3

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Nation - Re­becca Samervel

Mum­bai: A spe­cial Pro­tec­tion of Chil­dren from Sex­ual Of­fences (Pocso) Act court con­victed and sen­tenced a 51year-old school bus at­ten­dant on Mon­day to 10 years’ im­pris­on­ment for re­peat­edly sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a three-year-old nurs­ery stu­dent in 2014.

Spe­cial pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor Meera Choud­hari Bhos­ale said the wit­nesses in­cluded the child and her mother.

The child was six years old when she de­posed in court. She said when the sex­ual as­sault took place, she was alone on the bus and only the “blue un­cle” (the ac­cused in in his blue uni­form) was present. The child said the woman at­ten­dant not present and the “brown un­cle” (the driver in his brown uni­form) was fix­ing the bus. She said the ac­cused had sex­u­ally as­saulted her pre­vi­ously too and she iden­ti­fied him in court.

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