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India’s Court Says Groping a Child Isn’t Sexual Assault If There’s No ‘Skin-To-Skin Contact’

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A 39-year-old man will face a lesser charge for groping a 12-year-old’s breast after the Indian high court judge affirmed there must be “skin to skin contact with sexual intent” for the act to be considered sexual assault.

The details: Justice Pushpa Ganediwala of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court said groping does not fall under the definition of sexual assault in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act during the ruling on Jan. 19, according to NDTV.