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'Uncle' jailed 9 months for molesting 11-year-old girl

Published on Jan 18, 2013 1:58 PM

The girl was not herself, often staring blankly at the wall or the television set. Even when asked what was wrong, the 11-year-old initially refused to confide in her mother.

However later, she broke down in tears and told her 48-year-old mother that the family friend whom she called 'uncle' had kissed and hugged her, and touched her chest and groin.

The girl,also said that she had learned in sex education classes in school that men should not be touching her body. The mother told a doctor who called the police.

In a district court on Friday, the offender was jailed for nine months for outraging the girl's modesty on five occasions. He was spared caning as he suffers from schizophrenia.

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