An IT professional from India, Sachin Pravin Dere was jailed for 20 months yesterday after pleading guilty to 3 counts of sex with an under-aged girl. He befriended a 14 year old girl on Facebook and lured her to his home on the pretext of letting her play with his dogs. He had unprotected sex with her on that day and had sex with her again a week later.
It was heard in Court that after exchanging private messages, Sachin invited the unnamed girl to his condominium in Flora Drive to play with his dogs. After playing for a while, he sat the girl on the sofa and began kissing her. He later took her to his bedroom where he asked for her age. She apparently told him she was of 16, of age and was a virgin.
After they had sex, they adjourned to the bathroom where he continued to sexually violate her until she said wanted to stop. A week later on 22 October, he invited her over again and abused her once again.
He could have been jailed for up to 10 years and or fined on each charge.