Fiji Time: 6:59 PM on Sunday 19 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Archives » Article Index

Boy, 7, relives ordeal

Litia Cava
Friday, November 10, 2017

THE mother of the seven-year-old boy who was allegedly raped by his grandfather said she felt hurt after hearing about the incident from her son.

She said her father-in-law allegedly forced her son to perform a sexual act on him. The woman said they had been residing with her father-in-law for a while and he shared a close relationship with her son.

The man is standing trial before High Court judge Justice Riyaz Hamza. He is charged with one count of rape. The accused allegedly raped the victim last year after having his shower at the victim's home.

In her closing submissions in the High Court at Suva yesterday, State lawyer Lavenia Bogitini said the victim carefully articulated in court how the accused forced him (victim) to perform the sexual act on him.

Ms Bogitini said the explanation made by the boy was precise because he carefully described how his grandfather forced him to perform the sexual act and what he felt when he was performing the act as instructed to him by the accused.

Defence lawyer Vilisoni Tuicolo said the way the victim interpreted the sexual act varied. Justice Hamza sums up the case next Monday.








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 0.62050.6015
JPY 55.545452.5454
GBP 0.36760.3596
EUR 0.41340.4014
NZD 0.71590.6829
AUD 0.64370.6187
USD 0.48830.4713

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 17th, November, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'God first'
  2. 'Testament of our defence'
  3. Bati stuns Kiwis and will face Kangaroos
  4. 'We have done it'
  5. Woman's body found in harbour
  6. Keeping Fijian spirit alive in cold Germany
  7. FLP's poll promise
  8. Goalkeeper Tamanisau back for Fiji against Estonia
  9. 20 countries form clean energy alliance
  10. Special award

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fiji places second for Miss World 2017 talent Wednesday (15 Nov)
  2. COP23: France invite for Timoci Friday (17 Nov)
  3. Students holiday fares clarified Tuesday (14 Nov)
  4. Where there's a will... Thursday (16 Nov)
  5. Stunningly impressive Tuesday (14 Nov)
  6. Bati-mania Tuesday (14 Nov)
  7. Tighten defence Wednesday (15 Nov)
  8. Walker brothers' radar focuses on Fiji Bati kingpin Friday (17 Nov)
  9. Timoci opens COP23 Thursday (16 Nov)
  10. Arnold pays Fiji a visit Monday (13 Nov)