THE High Court in Lautoka sentenced a man to 13 years for raping and indecently assaulting a seven-year-old child several times in 2010.
The man, who was a neighbour of the victim, raped and indecently assaulted the child between October 1 and October 31.
The court heard that the victim regularly visited the accused's home to watch movies.
Justice Sudharshana De Silva said the man had breached the relationship between neighbours and had forced the child to perform sexual acts.
"You had no remorse for your conduct," said the judge.
"According to the victim impact statement filed, there is change in the behaviour of the victim after these incidents and it had affected her studies."
The High Court judge then imposed 13 years for each crime committed to be served concurrently.