Fiji Time: 6:51 PM on Saturday 10 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Man jailed

Shalveen Chand
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A YOUNG man who admitted raping a 10-year-old girl from the same village was jailed for 10 years.

The High Court in Suva told the 20-year-old man he had shown no respect for the victim's childhood and had no regard for her innocence.

According to the facts of the case, on May 7 in 2012, the girl was on her way to Sunday School when the young man met her and carried her to an empty house where he sexually assaulted her.

Ten days later, the accused raped her.

Justice Bandara told the man his actions had affected the girl psychologically and she now suffered from a sleeping disorder.

He said the other children in the village teased the victim by calling out the accused's name.

Justice Bandara said the accused had spent three months in remand and would spend nine years and seven months in jail.








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 0.64000.6210
JPY 55.899352.8993
GBP 0.38380.3758
EUR 0.45640.4444
NZD 0.68230.6493
AUD 0.65300.6280
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 09th December, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Torture report
  2. Hong Kong thrash Fijianas
  3. Body found on Suva foreshore
  4. Plight of homeless, pregnant couple
  5. Relief turns to disappointment for villagers
  6. 'Stay focused'
  7. Embassy looks into Seaton's removal
  8. Cameras in court
  9. Vuniwaqa: Social changes needed to fight abuse
  10. Quake hits Solomons, Fijians safe

Top Stories this Week

  1. Superstition or fact Sunday (04 Dec)
  2. Fiji mum, baby kept in cell Wednesday (07 Dec)
  3. Young, no home and pregnant Friday (09 Dec)
  4. Fatal torture Wednesday (07 Dec)
  5. Salary review plan for teachers, says Reddy Monday (05 Dec)
  6. Year 10 results out, 45pc pass Wednesday (07 Dec)
  7. Fiji's Year 10 results out Tuesday (06 Dec)
  8. 9 years on Friday (09 Dec)
  9. PM did not endorse app Sunday (04 Dec)
  10. Soko's message Tuesday (06 Dec)