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Dindigul man sentenced to 22 years RI for sexually abusing stepchild

According to prosecution, S Venkatachalam alias Venkatesan of Sathya Nagar, Palani, Dindigul, was accused of sexually abusing his stepchild, a minor girl.

MADURAI: The Fast Track Mahila Court in Dindigul on Thursday sentenced a 37-year-old man to undergo 22 years of rigorous imprisonment in a case registered under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act.

According to prosecution, S Venkatachalam alias Venkatesan of Sathya Nagar, Palani, Dindigul, was accused of sexually abusing his stepchild, a minor girl.

The incident occurred in 2019 and based on a complaint preferred by mother of the victim, Palani All Women police filed a case under the Pocso Act.

Judge G Saran after examining witnesses, pronounced him guilty of committing such crime and sentenced him to undergo rigorous imprisonment.

Besides, a fine of Rs 11,000 was imposed on the accused, sources said.

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