THE police have charged a teenager with three counts of defilement of a girl under 13 years old.
The youth was arrested for allegedly raping a primary school student.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the 18-year-old was held in custody at the Labasa Police Station.
She said the victim, an 11-year-old girl, told a relative about the alleged incident, who then informed the police.
It is believed the accused allegedly committed the offence on three different occasions between December 18 and 28 at different locations.
Ms Naisoro said the teenager would be produced in the Labasa Magistrates Court today.