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Kadavu Man Charged With Rape Of Mother, Niece

Kadavu Man Charged With Rape Of Mother, Niece
July 06
10:00 2018


A man charged with the rape of his biological mother and niece will take his plea on August 14.

The accused appeared yesterday before Justice Goundar in the High Court in Suva.

The 45-year-old man is charged with two counts of rape of his 63-year-old biological mother between January 2016, and August 2017, in Kadavu.

In another matter, the accused was charged with three counts of rape of his nine-year-old niece between January 2017 and June 2018, in Kadavu.

Justice Goundar told the court that the charges were serious and remanded him in custody.

The accused has sought assistance from the Legal Aid Com­mission. State lawyer Kimberly Semisi also sought 21 days to file further information relevant to the matter.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra



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