The minor was repeatedly raped by the man, who had threatened to upload videos of the crime online.

Chennai police arrests man for raping and impregnating 17-year-old babysitter Image for representation
news Crime Monday, November 05, 2018 - 09:36

A 32-year-old man was arrested by the Chennai police on Sunday for sexually assaulting a minor teen multiple times. According to reports, P Vijayakumar lived in Kavinpuram, off Anna Salai. He met the 17-year-old survivor at his sister’s house in Kilpauk, where the teen was employed as a babysitter.

The incident came to light on November 2 when the girl fainted while she was at the house. The employers informed her parents and took her to a hospital. After examining, the doctors confirmed that she was pregnant. Shocked, her parents and her employers questioned the girl, who then confessed that Vijayakumar had spiked a soft drink once and raped her while she was unconscious.

She also told the parents that he had recorded the act, showed it to her when she woke up and threatened to upload the video if she did not give in to his demands. She added that he used the videos and pictures to repeatedly rape her.

The girl’s parents stormed to Vijayakumar’s house and confronted him. His neighbours, disturbed by the noise created by the crowd, alerted the Thousand Lights police, who rushed to the spot.

As the parents narrated the incident, the police forwarded the matter to the Kilpauk All Woman’s Police Station for the probe. Vijayakumar has been taken into custody under various sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and remanded in Puzhal prison.

The Kilpauk police also found nude photographs of the girl on his phone.

In a similar incident, an 11-year-old girl with hearing impairment was repeatedly sexually assaulted for seven months by around 17 men in a gated community in Chennai. The matter came out in the open in July when the girl confided in her elder sister, who was in town for vacation. The police arrested the 17 men, booked cases under POCSO and remanded them.

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