Man gets 10-yr jail for sexual assault on 5-year old girl

Salem, PTI | Updated : 22 April 2016, 01:05 PM

A 48-year old sanitary inspector has been sentenced to ten years rigorous imprisonment by a court here for sexual assault on a girl child in 2013.

Mahila court judge R Vijayakumari yesterday awarded the sentence to Sengottaiyan under the provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000.

According to the prosecution, the accused had lured the five-year-old girl, his neighbour, by offering chocolate and sexually assaulted her at his house in Kalvadangam village in February 2013.

On a complaint from the girl’s parents, Theyyur police had registered a case against Sengottaiyan under POCSO and arrested him.

First Published: Friday, April 22, 2016 01:03 PM
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