Man gets 20 years in jail for repeatedly raping, impregnating minor in Maharashtra’s Jalna district | Nashik News – Times of India

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JALNA: A court in Maharashtra’s Jalna district sentenced a 21-year-old man to 20 years in prison for repeatedly raping a school-going girl, who became pregnant and gave birth to a baby.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 2,500 on the convict Yogesh Saste.
According to the prosecution, Saste sexually assaulted the girl on pretext of marriage over a period of one year.
The teenager’s mother learnt about the crime a few months after her daughter became pregnant. After she delivered a girl child, the mother filed a police complaint against Saste in April 2021.
During the trial, 9 witnesses, including the girl’s mother and her school’s headmaster, were examined by the court, said the prosecution.
The court held Saste guilty under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and the Indian Penal Code.
(With inputs from PTI)
(The victim’s identity has not been revealed to protect her privacy as per Supreme Court directives on cases related to sexual assault)

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