"Please don't sentence me to life in prison. I don't deserve it. There are so many things wrong with this case," he said. But Judge Lisa Lench handed him three consecutive sentences totalling 16 years.
The teenage girl, along with her guardian, filed a complaint against the player earlier this week, alleging that he raped her in a hotel room in Kathmandu last month after they met and went out.
Dawlat Khan, 25, was sentenced in May to life imprisonment by a lower court in Buner district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province for raping a deaf woman. "Both families have patched up after an agreement was reached with the help of local jirga (traditional council)."
Police chief said the incident was a result of "previous enmity" among neighbours. He gave no further details but media reports said a 16-year-old relative of the perpetrators had killed himself by jumping in front of a train after the married 21-year-old woman rejected his advances.
Doctors examining her found that she was nine months pregnant and she delivered a baby girl the same day. The hospital informed police and questioned the girl. She named a 12-year-old boy who lived in the same neighbourhood.
The detainees included the woman's host, who took her to a hotel in Dera Ghazi Khan, a district in the Punjab province where she says she was sexually assaulted this week, according to police investigation.
In another surprising number, nearly 2,200 women have been kidnapped in the national capital so far, again raising serious concerns about the safety of women.
Meloni tweeted the blurred video, which was originally published on a newspaper website, late on Sunday, saying she could not remain silent in the face of "this atrocious episode of sexual violence."
Last Monday, authorities released the 11 convicts, sentenced to life imprisonment, after the Gujarat government allowed their release under its remission policy and their behaviour while jailed.
According to the Moroccan media, two schoolgirls blew up the case, after they were seeking refuge in the health center located next to the educational institution in which they study.