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Man Gets 8 Years For Rape

A young man who raped a 63-year-old man has been sentenced to eight years in jail by the High Court in Lautoka. Sione Sadrugu, between May 28 and 29, 2011
08 Mar 2015 11:24
Man Gets 8 Years For Rape

A young man who raped a 63-year-old man has been sentenced to eight years in jail by the High Court in Lautoka.

Sione Sadrugu, between May 28 and 29, 2011 raped the older man who was in Fiji for a visit.

In the evening of May 28 the victim was in the presence of Sadrugu and his friends where the victim bought them food and drinks and took them to the clubs.

When the victim discovered his mobile phone missing, he went to Sadrugu to seek assistance.

The accused with his friends took the victim to an unknown place here they assaulted and robbed him, put him in the rental car and took him to another place where the accused’s friend took the rental car and left the accused and the victim.

The accused then raped the victim after threatening him. The victim was saved by a passer-by who heard him shouting for help.

Justice Thushara Rajasinghe while sentencing the accused said the victim had treated him as a friend.

Justice Rajasinghe said rape was the worse form of sexual offence which not only physically degrading but also emotionally infringes someone’s life severely.

Sadrugu has been sentenced to eight years with a non-parole period of six years.

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