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Convicted of incest

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Thursday, March 20, 2014

HOPE by family members of returning home with their father at the conclusion of his rape trial yesterday were dashed when he was convicted of one count of incest by the High Court in Suva.

The man was acquitted of two counts of rape by Justice Paul Madigan but was convicted of a count of incest.

The assessors returned an opinion of guilty of one count of incest but not guilty for the two counts of rape.

The trial concluded on Tuesday and the case went for summing up before Justice Madigan yesterday.

The court heard the accused had been divorced for 15 years and had claimed the allegations against him were not true.

Justice Madigan agreed with the assessors' non-guilty opinion on the rape counts but convicted him accordingly on the incest charge.

He also remanded the accused in custody for mitigation and sentencing today.

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