Kerala sex racket: Prime accused found guilty in one case

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Kottayam, Feb 11 (PTI) A Special court here on Thursday found a prime accused guilty in one of the cases registered against him in connection with the rape and sale of a minor girl for sex work 25 years ago.

The Additional District Sessions Court will pronounce the quantum of punishment on Friday.

Suresh, the prime accused, who forced the girl into the flesh trade, was nabbed by the Crime Branch wing of the Kerala police in 2019 from Hyderabad, four years after he went absconding during the trial.

Soon after the incident in 1996, Suresh had gone absconding but surrendered before the court in 2014 following the acquittal of other accused in the case that year.

The court had declared him a fugitive in several cases registered against him in connection with the case.

The girl from Vithura near Thiurvananthapuram was raped by several people between November 1995 and May 1996.

She was allegedly lured into the trap by a person with a job offer.PTI COR TGB BN ADMINISTRATOR BN ADMINISTRATOR