14 years jail time for rapist step-dad

Update: 1:18PM A MAN charged with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault was today sentenced to 14 years imprisonment after being convicted of raping his 12-year-old step-daughter.

The man appeared before High Court judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe who said the man breached the young girl’s trust and took advantage of the fact that he was regarded as her father.

The trial was closed to members of the public until two days ago when Justice Rajasinghe delivered his judgment convicting the man of four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

The man will only serve 13 years and seven months of his total imprisonment sentence after being held at the Suva Remand Centre for five months, which was deducted from his total sentence. 

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