Mysuru: A special court under the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences () sentenced a 35-year-old man to 10 years rigorous imprisonment and slapped Rs 31,000 fine for raping a 13-year-old girl.
Pocso special court judge B S Jayashree sentenced Mani, a pourakarmika and a resident of Nachanahalli Palya in JP Nagar, to rigorous imprisonment for the offence.
Special public prosecutor B C Shivarudraswamy said that the girl who was housed in the Balamandira had complained that from the past three years Mani had sexually abused her in his house in JP Nagar. She also complained that he had threatened her with dire consequence if she revealed he was abusing her.
Based on her complaint, Saraswathipuram police filed an FIR against Mani under the Pocso Act and arrested him.