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13 years for rapist

Shalveen Chand
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

THE High Court sentenced a 25-year-old man to 13 years in jail for raping his nine-year-old cousin.

The man was found guilty of sexually assaulting the girl and then raping her.

Justice Prabaharan Kumararatnam said the victim had identified the accused in August, 2012 when the rape happened.

He said the accused had come into the house wearing a wig and performed the heinous acts on the nine-year-old girl.

"The accused is a relation to the victim. The accused seriously disregarded and breached the trust between him and the victim," said Justice Kumararatnam.

"The act done to the victim by the accused took away the victim's dignity in the society.

"The accused made the victim relive the ordeal again in court in its raw form.

"He has not expressed any remorse in the trial.

"You have committed the offence on a girl who was nine years old at the time of the offending. She is psychologically affected and lives in fear at present."

The man was sentenced to two years for sexual assault and 13 for rape, the court ordered the man to serve the sentences concurrently.

This means he only serves the longer sentence. The man will become eligible for parole after serving 10 years.








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