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'Rape' in Vanuatu

Shalveen Chand
Sunday, April 13, 2014

A FIJIAN working in Vanuatu has been charged with the rape of a 14-year-old ni-Vanuatu girl and will appear in court tomorrow in the town of Santos.

The 31-year-old is alleged to have gotten the teenager drunk and then raped her.

The alleged offence took place in the township of Santos in Vanuatu. It is alleged the accused raped the girl between November last year and March this year.

The matter was reported to police after the 14-year-old informed her guardian.

According to the report filed with the Vanuatu police, the suspect approached the girl and her friends in November last year and slowly had them visiting his house.

It is alleged the suspect started offering the girls alcohol and would have sex with the complainant when she was unconscious.

The suspect was held in remand and was to have appeared in court last week but with no prosecutors available, the case will now be called tomorrow.

While the court case is pending, the girl's guardian has said the law regarding rape hadn't changed since its inception.

He said the suspect was attempting to reconcile through customary means by approaching the girl's family.








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