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14 years in prison for rapist

Shayal Devi
Friday, August 08, 2014

A 32-YEAR-old Lautoka man was jailed for 14 years and eight months after he was found guilty of raping his niece in January last year.

The man was charged with one count of rape.

He appeared before judge Justice Sudharshana De Silva in the High Court in Lautoka on Wednesday.

Justice De Silva said the victim was three years old at the time of the incident and the perpetrator did not show any remorse for his act.

"The aggravating factors are a serious breach of trust and the victim was of a very young age," he said.

"You let the victim re-live her experience in court, you took advantage of the victim's vulnerability and you have traumatised the life of the victim."

The man will not be eligible for parole until he has served 13 years in prison.

He was given 30 days to appeal.

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