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NEW YORK: Amit Singh, a 32-year-old Indian-origin man from Long Island, who fled to India after raping a 14-year-old school girl in 2009, has been extradited to the US.
Singh was brought back US Marshals from India on Friday and arrested by cops from the Nassau County Police Department’s Special Victims Unit.
Charged with rape, sexual abuse, endangering the life of a minor, Amit Sigh faces 25 years in jail.
The incident happened on March 11, 2009, when Amit Singh approached the victim as she walked past his house in Elmont, New York, on her way to school.
Singh first asked the girl to come to his home. When she refused, he grabbed and forcibly took her inside his home and raped her. Later, he drove the victim to her school.
The girl told her teacher what happened to her. Four days later, the girl identified Amit Singh from a bunch of photos shown to her by the police. As police launched a hunt for him, he escaped to India a day later.
Amit Singh was arrested by police in India in 2011 when he tried to board a flight to Thailand. After he failed to stop his extradition, the Indian authorities decided to hand him over to the US authorities.
Amit Singh was positively identified as the DNA from the attack matched his DNA profile already in the system from his previous drug conviction in 2007.