CBS News reports an appalling decision by a Bombay court that

New Delhi —An Indian court has ruled that groping a child cannot be deemed sexual assault as long as there is no “skin-to-skin contact” or “sexual intent.” The January 19 ruling by Bombay High Court Justice Pushpa V. Ganediwala cleared a 39-year-old man who had been accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in 2016 of any wrong doing.

In the ruling, the judge stated “per the definition of ‘sexual assault’, a ‘physical contact with sexual intent without penetration’ is an essential ingredient of the offence.”

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