Phulbani: The Special Track Court here today sentenced a juvenile to serve in an orphanage for one year after convicting him for molesting a minor.
Special Track Court Judge Abhijit Palei pronounced the sentence in presence of Juvenile Justice Board members Sakshigopal Pradhan and Mamata Das after conducting a hearing via video conferencing in the case pertaining to molestation of a three-year old girl by the juvenile in Daringibadi police station limits of Kandhamal district in 2014.
The court ordered the juvenile to work for one year at the government managed orphanage here. Currently, the juvenile is lodged at the correctional home in Berhampur.
According to the case records, the juvenile hailing from Manjulabadi village on November 7 in 2014 had molested a three-year-old minor after inviting her to have puffed rice.
The juvenile was sent to the correctional home after parents of the victim had complained to the police about the incident.