US court declines Indian-origin man’s plea in sexual assault case

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New York, March 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Ohio in the US has declined to accept an Indian-origin man’s appeal in a sexual assault case.

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, examiner.org 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.

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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.

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