The District Attorney’s Office, Kathmandu has registered two cases against promoter of Model Global Visas Consultancy Manoj Pandey at the Kathmandu District Court.
According to Ganga Prasad Paudel, chief of the District Attorney’s Office, they have registered cases of human trafficking and child sex abuse against Pandey on Wednesday.
“We have filed chargesheets in two cases,” said Paudel.
He added that they have sought jail term of 10 to 15 years against Pandey in the human trafficking case and up to three years in the child sex abuse case.
Pandey has been accused of drugging and raping a minor in the course of a beauty pageant eight years ago.
A woman recently revealed through videos on social media that she was raped in course of Miss Global International 2014, a beauty pageant, when she was 16.
The victim claimed that promoter of Model Global Visas Consultancy Manoj Pandey spiked her drinks during a program at a hotel eight years ago. She added that Pandey threatened her the next morning saying he had nude photos and video of her taken during the night when she was inebriated and would publish them if she lodged a complaint.
She revealed that Pandey continued to blackmail and rape her for six months. Pandey, allegedly, also brought his friends and made them rape her in front of him during the period.
She stated in the revelations that she took some friends of hers to Pandey’s consultancy after six months and told every staffer there about his misdeeds producing the call records and texts he had sent to her during the intervening period.
Published Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 18:59:00