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Assessors to deliver opinion

Shalveen Chand
Thursday, March 06, 2014

THE assessors will deliver their opinion today in the case of a young man who allegedly abducted a 16-year-old and raped her on January 18 last year.

Eseroma Vakacegu is charged with a count of abduction and two of rape.

It is alleged Mr Vakacegu met the girl in an internet café after they became Facebook friends.

The accused is alleged to have taken the girl to the Sunset Apartment Motel without the consent of her parents and raped her.

Yesterday, the defence and the prosecution gave closing submissions.

The defence said the evidence presented to court showed the accused and the 16-year-old girl had met on Facebook.

The assessors were told the accused did not abduct the girl, instead she accompanied him to the Suva-based motel although they did not have sex.

The prosecution's case was that the girl was abducted because Mr Vakacegu had taken the girl without the consent of her parents.

The assessors were told there was enough evidence to prove the two counts of rape.

Justice Prabharan Kumararatnam will sum up this morning.





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