Rape Case Transferred To High Court
A Nadi shop assistant appeared in the Lautoka Magistrates Court yesterday charged with the rape of a 16-year-old.
The accused of Votualevu in Nadi, told the court that he was in a relationship with the victim.
The victim is now two months pregnant.
No plea was taken.
It is alleged that on January 29, 2016, the accused picked the victim in a rental car and headed straight to Saweni Beach.
Upon their arrival at the beach, prosecution alleged that the accused saw no one around, then raped her.
Police prosecutor Constable Marica Finau represented the state.
Magistrate Rangajeeva Wimalasena adjourned the case to January 20, for mention at the High Court in Lautoka.