A 25-year-old man was sentenced to seven years imprisonment for kidnap and sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl by the Mahila court.

The accused T. Venkatesh of Denkanikottai had kidnapped the victim, a school student on the ‘promise of marriage’ and had taken her to his friend’s place in Hosur and sexually assaulted her.

Venkatesh was found guilty and sentenced to five years for kidnap and seven years for sexual assault, besides Rs. 2,500 for each of the crimes. The sentences will be served concurrently by the accused.

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