VISAKHAPATNAM: A 69-year-old man has been sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment in a POCSO case (Protection of children from crimes) by a special judge in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam on Monday.
The city police presented the evidence before the court which sentenced the accused to 24 months.
This is the second case in two months POCSO court to 20 years of imprisonment according to the court to the 73-year-old Kolati Balayogi on October 17 for mocking a nine-year-old girl in Arilova border police station.
The event took place on March 23 of 2022.
The city police succeeded in arresting the accused within seven months in the case.
According to city police commissioner Ch Srikanth, this incident took place on 15 December 2020 when RTC employee Sarika Venkata Ramana alias Vijay Raju alias Chocolate Uncle of HB Colony was working in the limits of the MVP Police Station in crime.
The accused gave chocolates to the children and took them to his house.
He lured a seven-year-old girl at 2pm on December 15 of 2020 on the pretext of giving her chocolate while she was playing outside her house on the street.
He took her to his house and abused the girl.
The mother of the victim girl who returned from work in the evening filed a complaint with the MVP police under sections 366 and 376 of the IPC and section 6 read with 5 (m) of the POCSO Act 2012 .
The police collected all the evidence and submitted the charge sheet before the court.
“According to the instructions of the city police chief Ch Srikanth and the investigation of the crime wing DCP G Naganna, we have produced the evidence in the special court and have made extensive efforts. destroy the evidence with the help of our female SI K Neelima and the staff of Disha Women Police,” said Disha women police ACP Ch Vivekananda.
The special investigation-POCSO, Visakhapatnam, Karanam Krishna, proved the case conclusively and successfully proved the guilt of the accused.
Port city police chief Ch Srikanth took charge of the first case and supervised the daily investigations in the court.

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