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Balvinder Batra Pleads Guilty to Battery Constituting Domestic Violence/Strangulation and Coercion Sexually Motivated

Local Indian-American Balvinder Batra pleaded guilty and admitted to two counts of battery constituting domestic battery/strangulation and coercion sexually motivated assault.  In April of 2020, Balvinder Batra was charged on multiple counts  from first degree kidnapping, battery with intent to commit sexual assault, assault with a deadly weapon constituting domestic violence, to robbery with a use of a deadly weapon, among other charges.  

Batra at the 2019 Holi Picnic hosted by Friends of India

As a part of the plea on both the counts the State and Batra stipulate to a sentence of 28 months to 120 months in the Nevada Department of Corrections.  As a part of the guilty plea, the minimum term of imprisonment may not exceed 40% of the maximum term of imprisonment and may also be fined up to $10,000.  Further, Mr. Batra will not be eligible for probation for the crimes related to domestic violence.

Additionally, Batra plead that should he be convicted of any subsequent battery constituting domestic violence, regardless of when that offense takes place, that conviction shall be a felony punishable by imprisonment in the NV Department of Corrections for a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 15 years.  Batra has agreed to the psychosexual evaluation arranged by the Department of Parole and Probation and may be eligible for parole if he doesn’t represent a high risk to reoffend as determined by the relevant authorities. Further Batra must register as a sex offender within 48 hours of release from custody onto probation or parole.

Since March 2020, Batra is housed at the Clark County Detention Center.

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