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13 years for rapist

Salaseini Moceiwai
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A 49-YEAR-OLD man has been sentenced to 13 years imprisonment for raping a girl in 2008.

The man was convicted by Justice Prabaharan Kumararatnam in the High Court in Labasa last Friday.

The Court heard the man unlawfully had carnal knowledge with the victim at a village in the province between January 1 and June 30 that year.

The man was represented by defence counsel Penijamini Lomaloma.

In sentencing, Justice Kumararatnam said the accused was related to the victim and such an act seriously disregarded and breached the trust between them.

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

"The accused took advantage of the trust the victim placed on him and he has shattered the society's ties on a relative to a little girl who is seen as a daughter of an uncle who had brought and cared for her since the age of three.

"He (accused) has not expressed any remorse during the trial. He made the victim sexually-active at a very young and tender age."

Justice Kumararatnam said the accused made the victim to relive the ordeal again in court in its raw form.








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