Alexa

India arrests 2 Britons on past pedophilia verdict

India arrests 2 Britons on past pedophilia verdict

Indian police have again arrested two British charity workers convicted of sexually abusing boys in their Mumbai shelter after the country's highest court overturned their 2008 acquittal.
Assistant Police Commissioner Iqbal Sheik says Duncan Grant and Allan Waters were taken into custody Monday morning and will be returned to prison on Tuesday.
The Supreme Court ordered them on Friday to serve the rest of their six-year prison terms and pay damages and fines imposed during their 2006 conviction. Already 67-year-old Grant has served three years and two months, while 63-year-old Waters has served five.
The top court says in its ruling that "the sexual abuse of children is one of the most heinous crimes."