A Judicial Magistrate Court in Tiruvallur on Tuesday sentenced a schoolteacher to two years’ rigorous imprisonment for sexual harassment of a girl student of a private school run by a non-governmental organisation in 2006-07.

B.C. Gopinath, Judicial Magistrate-I, Tiruvallur, found Palanisamy guilty and convicted him for the offences under Section 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of IPC and Section 4 of the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Women Act.

The accused had threatened the victim not to disclose his activities.