81-year-old man arrested for ‘digital rape’ of minor in India

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manaforts hands are shown in handcuffs as he is escorted into court during before his arraignment in New York Supreme Court in New York, U.S., June 27, 2019.—Reuters


Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manaforts hands are shown in handcuffs as he is escorted into court during before his arraignment in New York Supreme Court in New York, U.S., June 27, 2019.—Reuters
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s hands are shown in handcuffs as he is escorted into court during before his arraignment in New York Supreme Court in New York, U.S., June 27, 2019.—Reuters 
  • 81-year-old man arrested for alleged “digital rape” of minor.
  • Girl records suspect’s sexual advances, mostly as audio files.
  • Police reports that accused was living with girl as guardian. 

An 81-year-old man in India was booked on Sunday for an alleged “digital rape” of a minor, The Hindustan Times reported.

The police reported that the accused was living with the girl as a guardian. 

He is reportedly an artist with an office in Himachal Pradesh and one of his colleagues had sent his daughter to live with him so she could continue her education. 

The suspect was exploiting the girl. 

“Initially, the girl was scared… in the past month, she began to record the suspect’s sexual advances, mostly as audio files. She collected a lot of evidence and shared her situation with a woman who lived with the accused who then filed a complaint,” reported the additional deputy commissioner of police, Ranvijay Singh.

According to India Today, “digital rape” means “forced sex or penetration with a woman or girl using fingers or toes.”

Digital rape started to be considered rape in India in 2013 after the Nirbhaya gang-rape incident.  It engendered reforms in India’s sex-related laws.



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