Boy, 14, faces rape allegation

A 14-year-old boy was taken into police custody yesterday for allegations of rape.

The alleged incident happened in the North between April and May.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro confirmed the alleged incident, in which the 14-year-old is believed to have raped a seven-year-old boy.

The boy was questioned at the Taveuni Police Station and was accompanied by his parents.

She said the alleged matter was reported this week.

“The report was lodged by the turaga ni koro which allegedly happened in a village,” she said.

“The alleged incident occurred between the months of April and May this year.

“The victim reported the matter to his teacher who reported it to the turaga ni koro.

“Investigations continue and the victim will be brought in for questioning with his parents today (yesterday).”