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Driver remanded for sexually exploiting minor girl

Driver remanded for sexually exploiting minor girl

Thrissur: A 52-year-old school van driver was arrested Wednesday on the charge of sexually exploiting a 14-year-old student over a period of time, police said.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Chandana Chowdhari said the girl and her parents met her and submitted a complaint in this regard.

The driver on being questioned reportedly admitted to having molested her several times and sexually exploiting her twice or thrice when she was alone in the vehicle.

The driver had been operating the van for the last eight years and the girl had started to travel in the van for the last one and half years, Chowdhari said.

Charges have been framed against him under Section 376 of Indian Penal Code and Section 5 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 20l2.

He was produced before a magistrate here, who remanded him to 15 days judicial custody, the ACP said.


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