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Acquitted of rape

Mere Naleba
Thursday, June 05, 2014

THREE men accused of rape, attempted rape and indecent assault of a 15-year-old girl were acquitted by High Court judge Justice Prabaharan Kumararatnam last Friday.

The first accused was charged with indecent assault and rape and the facts of the case were that on June 23 last year the accused indecently assaulted the girl before allegedly raping her when the girl had visited his home in Nausori to collect a school bag he had borrowed from one of her brothers.

The second accused charged with attempted rape and another count of rape was alleged to have committed the offences after the first accused.

The third accused was charged with two counts of rape. All the incidents are alleged to have happened on the same day.

"After carefully consideration of the evidence presented by prosecution, it is very clear that the incident had happened with the consent of the victim," said Justice Kumararatnam.








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