Baripada: A court in Mayurbhanj district Tuesday sentenced a 57-year-old man to 10 years imprisonment for raping a minor girl seven years ago.
POCSO Judge Sumita Jena also slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 on the convict, special public prosecutor Abhina Pattnaik said.
The court directed the State Legal Services Authority to pay Rs 3 lakh to the victim as compensation.
December 26, 2015, when the eight-year-old girl was going near a pond in Barsahi block, the man forcibly took her to a dilapidated house and raped her.
Ten witnesses were examined in the case.