An 81-year-old artist-cum-teacher was arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida on Sunday for allegedly raping a lady over a interval of greater than seven years, police officers mentioned.
“Accused Maurice Ryder has been arrested after an FIR was lodged against him under Indian Penal Code Sections 376 (rape), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation). He is accused of digital rape of a 17-year-old girl over the last seven years,” a police spokesperson mentioned.
The time period “digital rape” means pressured intercourse utilizing fingers or toes. Such offenses earlier didn’t fall beneath the ambit of rape.
Ryder, an artist-cum-teacher, was arrested by officers of the native Sector 39 police station on Sunday.
“The girl lives here with her guardian, who has been a friend of the accused for around 20 years now. The guardian had lodged the complaint in the case,” SHO Sector 39 Rajeev Kumar informed PTI.
The accused was offered in an area courtroom after his arrest and has been sentenced to 14 days judicial custody, Kumar added.
In India, classification of a sexual offense as “digital rape” happened within the wake of the brutal Nirbhaya gang-rape case of 2012, which had shocked the nation and led to reforms within the nation’s legal regulation to extend the ambit of crimes perceived as ‘rape’.
While its offenders are actually booked beneath the a lot wider IPC part 376 (rape), the utilization of the time period “digital rape” and conviction in such circumstances nonetheless stays comparatively low within the nation.
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