Tiruvannamalai(TN), Jan 30 (PTI) As many as 15 minor girls have been rescued from a home in this district following complaints of sexual abuse against their in-charge, who has since been arrested under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Also Read - 'Heartiest Congratulations!': Twitter Gushes as Kerala's First Tribal IAS Officer, Sreedhanya Suresh, Takes Charge as District Collector of Kozhikode

According to police, officials led by the District Collector KS Kandasamy visited the home last night and sealed the premises, after the issue came to light when some of the inmates informed authorities about the alleged sexual abuse by the accused during a recent safety campaign. Also Read - Authorities begin razing Nirav Modi's seaside Alibaug bungalow

The home in-charge reportedly made them watch pornographic content before abusing them. Also Read - EC accused of inaction over missing names in voters' list in T'gana

The issue came to light during a recent campaign undertaken by the authorities to ensure the safety of inmates in such homes in the district, where some of the girls revealed the alleged sexual abuse in writing.

The rescued children have since been shifted to a government facility and further probe was on in the case, police added.

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