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Man, 64, jailed for rape

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, March 28, 2014

A 64-year-old man who raped and forced a student to attempt abortion using alcohol mixed with tea, raw eggs and strong black tea has been sentenced to 13 years by the High Court in Lautoka.

The student was living with the accused at the time of the incident and the abortion attempts made when the student missed her menstruation and suspected she could be pregnant.

The home-made remedies were offered between April and August 2011.

The matter was reported to police and when questioned, the accused admitted to the failed abortion attempts.

The court also heard that the accused had raped the victim in 2010 and that she could not report the matter to police because the man threatened her with a knife.

In passing sentence, Justice Sudharshana De Silva said the accused had completely breached the trust he shared with the victim and that he had subjected the victim to more than one sexual act.

The judge also ordered that a permanent domestic violence restraining order be imposed on the accused and that he not contact the victim in any way unless otherwise directed by the court.





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