Man found guilty of raping nephew

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A 29-YEAR-OLD man charged for the rape of his 14-year-old nephew was found guilty by High Court in Suva  this afternoon.

The man was found guilty for all the three counts of rape and convicted accordingly by Justice Riyaz Hamza.

The man had raped his 14-year-old nephew on three separate occasions between January 1, 2014 and April 17, 2014, in Colo-i-Suva.

The court heard that the victim was raped at the age of 10 years.

The State was represented by Assistant DPP Dato Shyamala Alagendra and State lawyer Mehzabeen Khan while the accused was represented by defence lawyers Lisiate Qetaki and Lavenia David.

The case has been adjourned till tomorrow (January 31) for sentencing hearing.

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