Indian extradited to US, faces trial for raping a teenage girl

Indian extradited to US on rape charges
New York, Oct 2: A 32-year-old Indian has been extradited to the US, where he stands to face charges in the 2009 rape of a teenage girl.

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

In March 2009, Singh had approached the 14-year-old girl, who was walking past his house, on her way to school. Singh then tried to coax her into his home and later on forced her after she refused. He took her inside his house, where he then raped her and drove her to school later on.

Upon reaching the school, the girl narrated the entire incident to her teacher.

Five days after the incident, Singh fled to India in a bid to escape from the crime. The victim was able to identify him in a photo array.

Singh fled the country, in order to escape punishment

His arrest is the result of an international manhunt. Members of the US Marshal Service travelled to India last week and brought Singh back to New York, where he was arrested by detectives from the Nassau County Police Department's Special Victims Unit.

The DNA evidence from the attack came back as a match to Singh in 2009. This is, however, not the first time that he was held for a crime. Previously he was convicted in a drug felony.

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