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Not guilty, says court

Repeka Nasiko
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

THE High Court in Lautoka acquitted a Tavua man last week of allegedly abducting and raping a 16-year-old girl.

Justice Sudharshana De Silva agreed with assessors after the trial that state prosecutors had failed to prove that the accused had taken the teenager against her father's will on May 5, 2010.

Prosecution had alleged the 46-year-old man had intended to take the young girl and hold her against her will.

The victim had claimed in court that she heard someone knocking on her room door and thinking it was her brother had opened the door.

She alleged a man had covered her mouth by one hand and dragged her to a nearby sugarcane field where she was raped.

Justice De Silva accepted the unanimous not guilty verdict by assessors.








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