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Jail for rapist uncle

Shayal Devi
Thursday, February 06, 2014

A NADI man who was convicted of raping his seven-year-old niece in 2012 has been sentenced to more than 13 years behind bars.

High Court judge in Lautoka Justice Sudharshana De Silva found the 24-year-old guilty of one count of sexual assault and three of rape.

The judge sentenced the man to 13 years, seven months and 15 days imprisonment.

Justice De Silva told the accused he had no remorse for his conduct.

"The victim in this case was a seven-year-old at the time of the incident," Justice De Silva said.

"She was your elder brother's daughter. On September 17 of 2012, you had lured the victim who had returned from school to the kitchen of a nearby house. There you had sexually abused and raped her."

Justice De Silva also ordered a permanent domestic violence restraining order placed against the accused and identified the victim as the protected person.

The man will not be eligible for parole until he has served 12 years of imprisonment.








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