A Telangana court on Monday sentenced a man to 12-years rigorous imprisonment for raping a 4-year-old girl in January this year.
The First Additional District Judge Court at Nalgonda found the 54-year-old man guilty under the Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The court also imposed fine of Rs 10,000, a release from the Rachakonda Police Commissionerate said.
According to the prosecution, the accused raped the girl on January 26 after luring her to his room on the pretext of giving chocolate as she went out from her home in Bhongir town.
Following a complaint filed by the girls parents, he was arrested.