Fiji Time: 5:24 AM on Sunday 26 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Jail for rapist stepfather

Shayal Devi
Saturday, May 17, 2014

A 44-YEAR-OLD Nadi man who raped his 16-year-old stepdaughter on two occasions was jailed for 11 years.

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

The court was told the accused had first sexually assaulted the victim in June 2012 and was confronted by her mother.

The accused admitted to sexually assaulting the victim and then presented yaqona in a traditional apology to the victim the following night.

He then raped the victim on two occasions in January last year.

"The victim had never consented to the act of sexual intercourse on both occasions," Justice De Silva said.

"The accused was always possessive of the victim and became verbally and physically abusive if he saw her talking to boys."

The victim told her aunt about the incident and her family reported the matter to police.

Justice De Silva told the man he had breached the trust between a stepdaughter and a father.

"You made her be removed from her mother to the care of social welfare and have traumatised the life of the victim."

A permanent domestic violence restraining order was issued and the accused would 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.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65090.6319
JPY 54.714051.7140
GBP 0.38790.3799
EUR 0.45160.4396
NZD 0.69980.6668
AUD 0.64240.6174
USD 0.48950.4725

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 24th, March, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Former 7s stars win Oldies
  2. 3-way battle
  3. Sisters die in house fire
  4. Taveuni out of competition
  5. NFP dairy proposal rejected
  6. Marist 7s: Tuwai's Newnet gets second semis spot
  7. Baber updates 7s list
  8. Dam gives way
  9. Marist prunes winners
  10. Ice impresses on sevens return

Top Stories this Week

  1. Shock after brutal attack Tuesday (21 Mar)
  2. Students sent home Tuesday (21 Mar)
  3. Man rapes wife, jailed Tuesday (21 Mar)
  4. Uni urges Fijians to apply for NZ grants Monday (20 Mar)
  5. 7s star told don't reoffend Friday (24 Mar)
  6. Landowners demand $20m compensation from State Thursday (23 Mar)
  7. RKS retains Tailevu Zone title Wednesday (22 Mar)
  8. Concerns over explicit online pictures Tuesday (21 Mar)
  9. QVS blue ribbon king to miss Coke Games Wednesday (22 Mar)
  10. Minister issues maternity benefits warning Tuesday (21 Mar)