Court jails masseur for sexually assaulting teenager

A MASSEUR who sexually assaulted a 19-year-old girl by telling her she was possessed by demons has been sentenced to five years and six months imprisonment by the Nausori Magistrates Court.

The court heard the victim was having chest pains in school and she had gone to the masseur’s house with her brother with the hope to relieve her pain.

Magistrate Shageeth Somaratne said the 43-year-old man had a reputation of massaging and had asked the victim to remove her clothes, which she followed.

He said she only consented because the man told her she was possessed with demons.

The man was convicted of one count of sexual assault and the incident occurred on October 20, 2014, in Nausori.

A non-parole period of five years has been set.

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