Every rape case that I read somehow gets more brutal than the previous one and I can’t believe that day by day, this world is getting more dangerous for women. I don’t understand when will men realise that women are human beings and not an object. In a shocking incident from Noida, an 81-year-old man was arrested by the police for committing digital rape on a minor for over seven years. The is so pathetic!
On Sunday, Gautam Budh Nagar Police arrested an 81-year-old man – an artist and teacher by profession for the alleged digital rape of a 17-year-old girl. The accused man named Maurice Ryder was sexually abusing the girl for over seven years after her father sent her to live with the accused so that she can continue her studies. According to the reports, the girl recorded the sexual advances of the accused as audio files and shared the files with a woman. The woman lodged a complaint against the 81-year-old man at the police station. After that, the police registered a case under section 376 of IPC for rape, section 323 for voluntarily causing harm, and 506 for criminal intimidation. The victim mentioned that the accused used to beat her for opposing his brutal acts.
As per the English dictionary, the fingers, thumbs, and toes are called ‘digit’. So, the term ‘digital rape’ means forcibly inserting fingers or toes inside the other person’s private parts without their consent.
Until 2013, digital rape was considered molestation. But after the horrific Nirbhaya gang-rape incident, new rape laws were passed in the parliament. The new laws stated that any kind of forced penetration will come into the ambit of the anti-rape law.
As per the laws, the accused can be sentenced to at least five years in jail. In some cases, the punishment may go on for 10 years or even imply life imprisonment, as per reports.