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Court grants bail to Goa minister's son in German minor rape case

November 10, 2008 11:15 IST
Last Updated: November 10, 2008 17:10 IST

Goa [Images] Children's Court on Monday granted conditional bail to state education minister Atanasio Monserratte's son Rohit, 
booked for allegedly raping a minor German girl.
The court granted conditional bail asking him to report to the Calangute police station for next three days.
Relieved after the bail order, Atanasio Monserratte said that he had faith in the judiciary."I have maintained right from first
day that my son is facing trouble due to political rivalry," he told media-persons outside the court.
The minister, however, refused to comment on whether he would file a defamation case against the German mother, who
had lodged a formal complaint against Rohit of raping her 14-year-old daughter on October 2.
Rohit said he is innocent and had full faith in the judiciary. "I have not done anything," he said.
The minister's son was arrested on November 4 after the girl deposed before a Judicial Magistrate First Class
accusing the 21-year-old of sexually abusing her. Later, the medical examination also confirmed rape.     
The German mother had gone public accusing two high profile politicians' kin of sexually exploiting her minor
Besides Rohit, state public works department minister Churchill Alemao's nephew Warren was also named in
the rape case.

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