Mumbai, Sept. 19 -- A special Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) court on Saturday convicted a sweeper working with an Urdu school in south Mumbai for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl and sentenced him to 15 years of rigorous imprisonment.

The prosecution, through special public prosecutor Kalpana Hire, said the offence had taken place on a number of occasions in February and March 2015. The minor lived with her aunt who noticed abrasions and scratch marks on her arms while giving her a bath and inquired about it. The girl eventually told her that the school sweeper would take her to a room during recess and sexually assault her. He had allegedly threatened the girl against telling anyone about it.

The minor's fami...