Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 1:49 PM on Friday 19 September

/ Front page / News

Jail for sex assault woman

Mary Rauto
Sunday, April 22, 2012

A WOMAN has been jailed for 18 months for sexually assaulting her disabled step-daughter.

Suva Magistrate Sufia Hamza told the accused on Friday the courts would not condone sexual offences against young persons and in this case, a disabled young person.

The 31-year old woman pleaded guilty to the charge.

The court heard that on March 23, the accused grabbed the complainant while sitting next to her and made a "lovebite" on her neck. The court also heard the accused was feeling sexually aroused at the time.

The 17-year old informed an aunt of the assault.

In passing the sentence, Ms Hamza told the accused the complainant was her step-daughter and she held a position of trust over her which she'd breached.

Ms Hamza said the medical report revealed the complainant had reddish discolouration on her neck as a result of the assault.

In mitigation, the accused said she was a casual security officer and supported her family of three children and her disabled younger brother.

The accused sought forgiveness and promised not to re-offend but Ms Hamza said she found no compelling reason to suspend the sentence.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Parties reject result
  2. No stop
  3. Elections supervisor to announce final results
  4. Political parties await response to complaint
  5. Election office begins to receive final results
  6. More count results expected today
  7. Complaints not valid: A-G
  8. Jubilant candidate thankful
  9. Party fans in jovial mood
  10. Police special response unit on watch

Top Stories this Week

  1. FijiFirst claims 60 per cent Thursday (18 Sep)
  2. Searching for answers Monday (15 Sep)
  3. Girl, 12, murdered Monday (15 Sep)
  4. Leader of the pack Thursday (18 Sep)
  5. Shocked and disgusted Monday (15 Sep)
  6. FijiFirst leads Thursday (18 Sep)
  7. No $20m ransom Tuesday (16 Sep)
  8. Parties reject result Friday (19 Sep)
  9. Provisonal results from the Fiji Elections Office Thursday (18 Sep)
  10. PDP is number 4 Thursday (18 Sep)