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Student from India pleads guilty for sexually tempting 11-year-old minor girl

Student from India pleads guilty for sexually tempting 11-year-old minor girl

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 March 2020 8:59 AM GMT

NEW DELHI: Sachin Aji Bhaskar, a 23-year-old student from India, who was on a student visa in the US has pleaded guilty to charges of sexually tempting an 11-year-old minor girl. Bhaskar sent out text and email to the girl for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity.

The charges carry a minimum penalty of 10 years and a maximum penalty of imprisonment for life, a penalty of $250,000 or both, informed US Attorney James P Kennedy.

The messages by the man were sent out on August, 2018.

The sentencing in the case is scheduled for June 17.

The last high-profile standoff between the US and India occurred in December 2013, Khobragade, India’s then deputy consul general in New York, was charged by US authorities with committing visa fraud and providing false statements in order to gain entry to the US for Sangeeta Richard, a woman of Indian nationality, for employment as a domestic worker for Khobragade in New York. The diplomat was arrested the following day by US federal law enforcement authorities. The Indian government took up the issue strongly.

For a fact, last year around 150 Indians were deported from the US for allegedly flouting visa norms. The special aircraft carrying the Indians, many from Punjab, landed at Terminal 3 in the morning. The aircraft came via Bangladesh. The Indians were deported for allegedly flouting visa norms or for illegally entering the US. The deportation comes after over 300 Indians were deported from Mexico on October 18 for trying to enter the US illegally. The deportation of the 311 Indians, including one woman, was the first case of flying back such a huge number of illegal migrants from Mexico. According to data, over 7,000 Indians are facing deportation proceedings in courts in the US. As many as 9,000 Indians and other South Asians tried to enter the US last year via the US-Mexico border, seeking asylum. According to a North American Punjabi Association report of last November, 2,400 Indians were languishing in US jails for illegally crossing the border.

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