Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 5:02 PM on Wednesday 30 July

/ Front page / News

11-year jail term for rape

By SHAYAL DEVI
Friday, May 16, 2014

Update: 3:36PM A 44-year-old man who raped his 16-year-old stepdaughter on two separate occasions has been handed an 11-year prison sentence.

The man appeared before High Court judge Justice Sudharshana De Silva in Lautoka on Thursday, charged with one count of sexual assault and two counts of rape.

A permanent domestic violence restraining order was also put in place and the accused will not be eligible for parole until he has served 10 years in prison.

 He has 30 days to appeal the sentence.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Iliesa Delana explains
  2. Help pours in
  3. Love from within
  4. Plea to save school
  5. Parents thank lucky stars
  6. Focus remains on education
  7. Roadworks
  8. No water, no school
  9. Call for intervention
  10. A role model to youths

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fijian woman jailed for stealing millions in NZ Sunday (27 Jul)
  2. Illegal Fijians in Tonga Friday (25 Jul)
  3. Hero's tale Tuesday (29 Jul)
  4. 10 degrees lowest yet Monday (28 Jul)
  5. Warning for teachers Thursday (24 Jul)
  6. New United formation Monday (28 Jul)
  7. Groenewald: Brutality video under investigation Thursday (24 Jul)
  8. Tafunai confident Friday (25 Jul)
  9. Sevens schedule revealed Thursday (24 Jul)
  10. Misleading phone deals Monday (28 Jul)