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TN: Man gets 10 years in jail for sexually assaulting girl

A 48-year old sanitary inspector has been sentenced to ten years rigorous imprisonment by a court in Salem for sexually assaulting a girl in 2013.

india Updated: Apr 22, 2016 14:24 IST
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A 48-year old sanitary inspector has been sentenced to ten years rigorous imprisonment by a court in Salem for sexual assaulting a girl in 2013.
A 48-year old sanitary inspector has been sentenced to ten years rigorous imprisonment by a court in Salem for sexual assaulting a girl in 2013.(HT File Photo)

A 48-year old sanitary inspector has been sentenced to ten years rigorous imprisonment by a court in Salem for sexually assaulting a girl in 2013.

Mahila court judge, R Vijayakumari, on Thursday, awarded the sentence to Sengottaiyan under the provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and 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.

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