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Man gets 10 years RI for sexually assaulting boy, girl


Press Trust of India Hyderabad
A local court Thursday sentenced a 22-year-old man to 10-years and seven-years of rigorous imprisonment for sexually assaulting two minors.
First Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Suneetha Kunchala convicted the man in two separate cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and various sections of the IPC.
The accused got 10-years in jail for sexually assaulting a five-year-old boy and a seven-years sentence for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl on August 23, 2016, Additional Public Prosecutor (PP) K Pratap Reddy said.
The sentences will run concurrently, Reddy added.
According to the prosecution, the girl was dragged to an isolated plot by the accused and sexually assaulted.
A couple of hours later, he sexually assaulted the boy after luring him with a chocolate, the prosecution said.
The accused had claimed that he was suffering from mental illness since 2012 but no authentic documents (medical report) were filed in support of his claim, the prosecutor added.
Therefore, the court held that his contention did not hold water, the prosecutor said further.
The girl and the boy had identified the accused while DNA profiling also helped in nailing him, the prosecutor added.

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First Published: Jan 31 2019 | 10:15 PM IST

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