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Man jailed for raping cousin

Shayal Devi
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A 24-YEAR-OLD farmer from Navosa has been jailed for six years for raping his 10-year-old cousin in 2012.

Lautoka High Court judge Justice Sudharshana De Silva convicted the accused on a count of rape.

"The aggravating factors are serious breach of trust between cousins, age gap between you and the victim; you took advantage of the victim's vulnerability and had total disregard for the victim's safety and wellbeing," he said.

The accused was also whipped by members of the victim's family as a means of punishment and was held in remand since he was arrested in September two years ago.

Justice de Silva said he considered the domestic nature of the relationship the accused shared with the victim.

"I order a permanent Domestic Violence Restraining Order in place," he told the accused.

The accused will not be eligible for parole until he has completed five years of his sentence.


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