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Guilty plea

Shalveen Chand
Thursday, January 23, 2014

A MAN has pleaded guilty to defiling a teenage girl in his village.

He pleaded guilty to one count of defilement in the Suva Magistrates Court.

Representing himself, he told the court he understood the charges and admitted the offence.

The court heard that in November last year, the accused persuaded the girl to accompany him to his house where he committed the offence.

He told the court he was a first offender and asked for a non-custodial sentence.

The police prosecution told the court that cases such as this were becoming too prevalent in local communities.

Reminding the court of the maximum 15-year jail sentence for the offence, the prosecution said a stern sentence was warranted so it could serve as a message to deter would-be offenders.

His bail was extended and he will be sentenced on a later date.








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