A 72-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment by a local court for sexually assaulting a differently-abled girl more than five years ago.
Aditional District Judge, Balasore, Ajanta Sadangi also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Sasikanta Jena of Jaleswar area on Wednesday.
The girl was sexually assaulted by Jena for a couple of months but she kept silent out of fear.
However, her mother, who came to know about it later, lodged a complaint in Kamarda police station on September 28, 2014.
Jena was then arrested and put on trial.
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