A 32-YEAR-OLD farmer of Nadi has been remanded in custody for allegedly indecently assaulting his six-year-old niece in 2011.
The man appeared before magistrate Kashyapa Wickeramasekara on Monday charged with three counts of indecent assault.
According to the court, the cane farmer had allegedly indecently assaulted his cousin's daughter while she was alone at home.
Through his lawyer, the man asked the court to grant him bail so he could tend to his farm, adding he was the sole breadwinner in his family. Prosecution, however, strongly objected to bail on the grounds that the accused would interfere with the victim who was his neighbour.