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Jail for rapist dad

Jone Kalouniviti
Saturday, February 01, 2014

A TAVUA man who showed no remorse after raping his 17-year-old daughter will spend 12 years jail time before he can be considered for parole.

High Court judge Justice Sudharshana De Silva sentenced the 42-year-old to 13 years in jail in Lautoka yesterday.

Passing sentence, Justice De Silva said the man breached the trust between father and his daughter.

"You assaulted the victim which resulted in injuries and you are not remorseful," he said.

The offence occurred in Nukulau, Ra, in May 2007 where the accused assaulted the victim and raped her.

The victim complained to an aunt and then referred to the village headman.

The matter was reported to the police the following day and the accused arrested. The accused was convicted in the Rakiraki Court on December 4 last year and the case was transferred to Lautoka for sentencing.

Justice De Silva also imposed a permanent domestic violence restraining order, identifying the victim as the protected person.

He was ordered not to have any sort of contact with the victim directly or by any other means, unless directed by the court.








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