Teen who sexually assaulted boy gets a one-year 9 am to 5 pm ‘special’ term

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A Sessions court yesterday sentenced a 19-year-old, who had sexually assaulted an 11-year-old boy in 2011, to a year of 9 am-5 pm shifts at a special home.

The convict’s lawyer argued before the court that the accused is at an impressionable stage and if he is kept at a special home he might get spoiled. Also, he won’t be able to meet his parents for a year.

Therefore, instead of sending him to a special home as directed by the juvenile court, now the accused will have to go to David Sassoon Industrial School, Matunga for one year from 9 am to 5 pm every day.

The superintendent of the special home is directed to provide the accused vocational guidance as well as get miscellaneous work of the institution done from him to shape his character and career.

In 2011, when the convict, a 15-year-old at that time, used to work at his father’s scrap shop in Dahisar, an 11-year-old boy, came to his shop to sell a bottle he had picked from the road.

The convict, who was alone at the shop, pulled the boy in and sexually assaulted him.

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