Man charged with three counts of rape

A 48-YEAR-old man who is charged with three counts of rape has been remanded in custody by Magistrate Waleen George.

It is alleged that the man raped his nine-year-old stepdaughter between December 2017 to July this year in Vatuwaqa.

Magistrate George informed defence lawyer Ravinesh Goundar to file a formal bail application.

The matter has been transferred to the High Court in Suva.

The case has been adjourned to July 30 for mention.

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