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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.








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