Uncle jailed for 14 years for rape

Update: 1:12PM A 42-YEAR-old man who raped his seven-year-old niece was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment by High Court judge Justice Vincent Perera this morning.

The incident took place in Tailevu last year.

While delivering his sentence at the High Court in Suva this morning, Justice Perera said the man took advantage of the victim’s vulnerability.

The man will be eligible for parole after serving 12 years and five months behind bars.