Fiji Time: 11:47 AM on Monday 26 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Archives » Article Index

Court remands rape suspect

Monday, January 29, 2018

Update: 3:18PM A MAN who allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl in Lakena, Nausori and tried to run over her has been remanded in custody by the Nausori Magistrates Court.

Manasa Ratuloaloa appeared before the court in the last hour where prosecution objected to bail, saying he was charged with an indictable offence.

The accused would reappear in court on February 12 where the court would decide on the transfer date.

He is charged with one count of abduction of a person under 18 years with the intent to have carnal knowledge, wrongful confinement, indecently annoying any person, assault with intent to commit rape and rape.

The accused had allegedly offered the 12‑year‑old girl a ride and took her to Lakena where he allegedly raped her.

The girl managed to fight off her attacker and freed herself and it is alleged the man then tried to run the victim over with his car.

Late Thursday, the man allegedly tried to lure another girl in a similar way however she managed to fight off the man.

Following this, police was then able to get a clear description of the vehicle and he was arrested near Naduruloulou, outside Nausori Town. 

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63200.6130
JPY 54.077951.0779
GBP 0.35650.3485
EUR 0.40700.3950
NZD 0.69240.6594
AUD 0.64120.6162
USD 0.50160.4846



Exchange Rate updated on 26th, February, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Family mourns loss
  2. Query over poll results
  3. Report to determine next course of action
  4. 1 week to solve issues
  5. The origins of the Nasukamai people
  6. CCTV cameras for town
  7. Heavy rain and flash flooding alert
  8. PM praises China support
  9. More staff members for health centre

Top Stories this Week

  1. Wheels for ex-PMs Thursday (22 Feb)
  2. Police brutality claims Thursday (22 Feb)
  3. Tears flow for eleven Wednesday (21 Feb)
  4. Threat claims by group Saturday (24 Feb)
  5. That fateful night Friday (23 Feb)
  6. Choices for PM Saturday (24 Feb)
  7. 'I won't stand down' Friday (23 Feb)
  8. 200 vehicles from China Thursday (22 Feb)
  9. Living in fear Tuesday (20 Feb)
  10. Ministers and public transport Thursday (22 Feb)