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Indian On Student Visa In US Faces 10 Years In Jail For Having Sex With Minor

Sachin Aji Bhaskar, 23, holds a student visa in the US. (Representational image)

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New York: A 23-year-old Indian with a student visa in the US has pleaded guilty to sexual enticement of a minor girl, prosecutors have said.

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Sachin Aji Bhaskar faces a maximum penalty of life in prison. He pleaded guilty before Senior US District Judge William M Skretny to sexual enticement of a minor.

The charge carries a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum penalty of life in prison, a fine of USD 250,000 or both, US Attorney James P Kennedy said.

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Prosecutors alleged that Bhaskar communicated by text and email with an 11-year-old girl for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity.

Through those communications, Bhaskar enticed the victim to engage in a sexual activity with him in August, 2018, they said. The sentencing in the case is scheduled for June 17.

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