Indian Origin man’s plea declined in US in sexual assault case

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Ohio(US): An Indian Origin man’s appeal was not accepted in a sexual assault case by the Supreme Court of Ohio state in the USA.

Upholding the February 2015 conviction by a Logan County Common Pleas jury in Ohio for kidnapping and gross sexual imposition, the court refused to accept the plea of Gurwinder Singh, 28, who is serving a nine-year sentence for sexual assault on a woman, reported on Tuesday.

The assault occurred at the Valero gas station in Stokes Township in Ohio on February 25, 2013, where he worked at the time. He was labelled a Tier-II sex offender requiring him to register with authorities for 25 years.

He had entered a guilty plea to rape in 2013 and was sentenced to five years in prison.

Singh took the case to trial in February 2015. He was found guilty of both charges and given a nine-year sentence. He is also facing deportation. His appeal was declined which makes his case even weaker and his chances to face the jail increase much more. (IANS)