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Man, 72, Gets 7 Years For Rape

Man, 72, Gets 7 Years For Rape
April 28
10:00 2016

A 72-year-old man was sentenced to seven years and seven months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to two counts of raping an eight-year-old girl.

The man had raped the young girl on two different occasions in Rakiraki, Ra, last year and he pleaded guilty to the two counts of rape.

The court was told that the man is a distant grand-uncle of the complainant and is also a neighbour.

High Court judge Justice Aruna Aluthge said the man breached the trust of the eight-year-old victim and sentenced him to seven years and seven months for each count.

Justice Aluthge then ordered that the sentences be served concurrently.

Edited by Manasa Kalouniviti

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