Madras High Court Upholds Conviction Of Child Rapist, Says Court Should Always Believe The Child Victim’s Statement

The Madras High Court has upheld the 10-year rigorous imprisonment for a man who was accused of raping a five-year-old girl, more than eight years ago.

The bench headed by Justice S Vaidyanathan noted that “in cases of rape victims, the Court has to believe what is reported by the child. There are misconceptions that children lie or that they are tutored by parents to make false complaints against others. Such myths should not affect the manner in which the Court responds to cases of child sexual abuse.”

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