Qoro convicted of rape

Update: 1:09PM HIGH Court judge Justice Sunil Sharma on Wednesday this week concurred with the unanimous opinion of the assessors of a rape trial and convicted the Sakaraia Qoro accordingly for one count of rape.

While handing down his judgement at the High Court in
Lautoka Justice Sharma said he accepted the evidence of the 15-year-old
complainant as truthful and reliable.

The court heard that the incident occurred in March 2015 in
Lautoka.

While directing himself to his summing up and the evidence
submitted to the court, Justice Sharma said he was satisfied beyond reasonable
doubt that Qoro on the said date raped the complainant without her consent.

Qoro has been remanded awaiting his sentencing.

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