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Indian charged with raping teenage US girl,faces 25 years in jail

Written by Press Trust Of India | New York | Posted: October 4, 2013 2:07 am

An Indian,extradited to the US following an Interpol alert for allegedly raping a 14-year-old American girl in 2009,has been charged with rape,sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

Amit Singh,32,was extradited to the US from India last week and has been arraigned on a grand jury indictment charging him with rape in the first and second degrees,sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

He was remanded and is due back in court on October 11,Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said. He faces 25 years in prison.

On March 11,2009,Singh approached the girl walking past his house to her school. He tried to coax her into his home and then grabbed her when she refused. He forced her inside his home where he raped her,and then drove her to school. The victim told a teacher about the incident.

Singh fled the country five days after the attack and one day before the victim identified him in a photo array presented by police. His return to the US to face charges is a result of an international manhunt.

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