Nasilasila sentenced to eight years imprisonment
23 October, 2019, 11:07 am
FORMER Fiji 7s playmaker Amenoni Nasilasila has been sentenced to eight years imprisonment for the rape of a young woman late last year.
Justice Daniel Goundar passed the sentence in the High Court in Lautoka fixing a non-parole period of six years.
Judge Goundar said Nasilasila’s status as a sports celebrity was not a mitigating factor in the offence of rape.
He added the victim was further subjected to victimisation by Nasilasila’s fans on social media.
Nasilasila was charged for raping a 24-year-old woman at Olosara, Sigatoka, on December 22, 2018.
Last month, Justice Goundar overturned the assessors unanimous opinion of not guilty and convicted the former sevens player of rape.