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Jail for sex attack

Aqela Susu
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A MAN who was convicted of sexually assaulting his three-year-old adopted daughter was yesterday told that he was supposed to protect the complainant, but did the total opposite.

Justice Riyaz Hamza made the comment after sentencing the 33-year-old man to four years in jail at the High Court in Suva yesterday. The incident happened in March this year at Pacific Harbour.

Justice Hamza told the convicted man that he took advantage of the complainant's vulnerability and breached the trust she had in him.

After considering the time spent in remand, the convicted man will now have to serve a head sentence of three years and four months.

He will be eligible for parole after serving two years and four months.

Meanwhile, a 52-year-old man has been remanded in custody for allegedly raping his 13-year-old granddaughter.

The grandfather is charged with one count of attempted rape and two counts of sexual assault.

He was alleged to have sexually assaulted his granddaughter at the beach and while she was sleeping on the second occasion.

He will reappear before the High Court in Suva on December 20.

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