Fiji Time: 12:29 AM on Friday 29 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

13 years for rapist teacher

Shalveen Chand
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

THE teaching profession is a noble one, said Justice Salesi Temo as he sentenced a 51-year-old music teacher to 13 years in jail for raping a 13-year-old student.

The man was convicted of a count of rape, one of sexual assault and another of indecent assault.

"A lot of us owe our destiny to the hard, honest work that our teachers have taught us through the years," said Justice Temo.

"Most have passed on but their values stay with us until the end. This case is designed for a few of those that have strayed off course."

According to the facts of the case, the rape took place on May 26, 2012.

Justice Temo, in his sentencing, said the teacher had asked for the student and her sister to come and clean his house.

He said the teacher then asked the girl to massage him, and while she massaged him, the teacher sexually assaulted the girl and raped her.

Justice Temo told the teacher he had violated an important relationship.

He said as a teacher he was supposed to have been the mother, the father, a counsellor and mentor.

The former teacher will become eligible for parole after serving 11 of the 13 years.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64250.6235
JPY 51.950448.9504
GBP 0.36730.3593
EUR 0.44050.4285
NZD 0.69550.6625
AUD 0.65390.6289
USD 0.48920.4722

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Chilling out in Chile
  2. Tourist 'was reckless'
  3. Rent price concerns
  4. Priced out
  5. Missing livestock mystery
  6. 10-year jail term for sex exploitation
  7. $30m dividend record
  8. Ministry to upskill teachers
  9. Row over clean-up
  10. Social site users warned

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sami's best try Saturday (23 Jul)
  2. Radio announcer in court Saturday (23 Jul)
  3. Tourist fined $400 for apples Tuesday (26 Jul)
  4. Fitter and faster Tuesday (26 Jul)
  5. Student jumps from school building Tuesday (26 Jul)
  6. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  7. Allegiance switch Sunday (24 Jul)
  8. Reaction from 7s players Monday (25 Jul)
  9. Mum rises above limits Wednesday (27 Jul)
  10. Alleged rape victim out of hospital Monday (25 Jul)