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Outrage in India after court reduces jail term of man convicted of sexually assaulting boy

Just days after India's Supreme Court struck down a controversial order that cleared a man of sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl because there was no skin-to-skin contact with the victim, another judgment has caused outrage.
 
It reduced the jail term of a man convicted of forcing a 10-year-old boy to perform oral sex on him.
 
The order, which preceded the landmark Supreme Court ruling by a day but has only now been reported, was pronounced by the Allahabad high court in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
 
The crime dates back to 2016 when the man visited the child's home and took him to a local temple where he sexually abused him.
 
He had given the child money to keep quiet about the assault and threatened him with consequences if he reported it.
 
A trial court in August 2018 found the man guilty of aggravated penetrative sexual assault and handed him a 10-year jail sentence.
 


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