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Nine years for rape for businessman

Talebula Kate
Thursday, March 01, 2018

Update: 4:06PM A 62-YEAR-old businessman was today sentenced to nine years imprisonment by the High Court in Suva after being convicted of rape.

Presiding trial judge Justice Salesi Temo yesterday concurred with the unanimous guilty opinion of the assessors who found Govind  Sami guilty of two counts of rape and one count of indecently annoying his 27-year-old caretaker on three separate occasions between 2014 and 2016.

The offences occurred when the victim was alone at the accused person's farm warehouse in Navua.

Justice Temo sentenced Sami to nine years imprisonment for each count of rape and nine months imprisonment for the count of indecently annoying the victim.

The Navua businessman is to serve eight years imprisonment before he is eligible for parole.

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