Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 1:50 PM on Tuesday 2 September

/ Front page / News

Man denies rape claims

Mere Naleba
Thursday, February 27, 2014

A MAN who is alleged to have raped a 14-year-old girl that was in his care denied having sex with the girl whom he claims is his daughter.

The Naitasiri man appeared before High Court judge Justice Salesi Temo and told the court that he had accepted the complainant as his own after the Ministry of Social Welfare and the complainant's mother had brought her to his care in 2009.

The man said although he had problems with the complainant at times because she would not acknowledge him as her father, he was happy that he had a daughter and loved her so much just like how a father loves his daughter. DPP lawyer Amelia Vavadakua told him that he took advantage of the complainant's situation knowing that she had been turned away from many houses, as well as the location of his home â€" which was isolated from the other houses in the village.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 45 detained
  2. Teen's ice bucket death
  3. Accident claims another life
  4. Suburb housing project offers 210 flats
  5. Ban assures Fiji
  6. UN demands release of captured Fijian soldiers
  7. Nusra demands compensation, aid, for release of soldiers
  8. Unique desserts shop opens
  9. Filipino force defied UN commander in Golan crisis
  10. $9.4m for new bridge

Top Stories this Week

  1. Van Gaal unhappy Wednesday (27 Aug)
  2. Commander confirms captured soldiers 'safe' Friday (29 Aug)
  3. Police act Wednesday (27 Aug)
  4. Show of support Thursday (28 Aug)
  5. Going Golan Monday (01 Sep)
  6. Dad tells of heartache as son is buried Wednesday (27 Aug)
  7. Rebels take our soldiers Saturday (30 Aug)
  8. Tough but right Monday (01 Sep)
  9. Police assault claim Thursday (28 Aug)
  10. Military not taking sides Monday (01 Sep)