August 2018

Self-proclaimed Hindu guru, 76, sexually abused two teenagers

A 76-year-old self-proclaimed Hindu guru has admitted sexually assaulting two teenagers.

Rajani Mohanial carried out the offences at a place of worship in Leicester, and at his home, between 2008 and 2013.

His victims, both female, were teenagers when the abuse began

Mohanial appeared at Leicester Crown Court today to plead guilty to two counts of sexual assault on a female.

He pleaded guilty to two further counts of causing a female aged 13 or over to engage in indecent activity.

Mohanial, of Silverdale Drive, Thurmaston, had been due to go on trial yesterday, but he returned to the court today to enter guilty pleas.

He is due to be sentenced on Friday, September 14.

In the interim the judge ordered that Mohanial be placed on the sex offenders register for the rest of his life.