For allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl four years ago at police station limits, the district special court on Friday sentenced an accused to five years in jail and a fine. Additional Sessions Judge Amit Kumar held Shankar guilty of sexually assaulting and inappropriately touching the girl after sending her mother out to get some items to be used in treatment.
A 52-year-old man has been charged with sexual assault of a child under the age of 14, according to Harris County court records. The teenager says she fled captivity on April 9.
She was released on a promise to appear in court in June. "If the testimony of the victim is trustworthy and reliable, the accused can be convicted on the sole testimony of reliable witness", it said.
The girl told her mother that Gray touched her when they were alone at a home in Baytown. The man sent the girl's mother out of his house to get lemons for treatment, after which he sexually assaulted her, the prosecution alleged. The man had denied the allegations and claimed he was falsely implicated by the victim's mother as he refused to treat her daughter whom she brought at closing time.