High Court jails man for raping cousin

Update: 1:37PM WOMEN must have the freedom to socialise in nightclubs in their uninhibited manner during such gatherings should not be misunderstood as being an invitation to engage in sexual activity.

High Court judge Justice Aruna Aluthge made this comment while sentencing an unemployed man to six years and nine months imprisonment at the High Court in Lautoka last Friday after being convicted of raping his cousin in 2014.

“Not only the offender but potential offenders must be deterred,” Justice Aluthge said.

“The offender must be severely punished to ensure safety and security of all women.”

The 24-year-old will serve six years in prison before he is eligible for parole.

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