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Man, 48, Faces Rape Charges

Man, 48, Faces Rape Charges
July 21
12:16 2018

A 48-year-old man yesterday was charged with three counts of rape.

He appeared before Magistrate Waleen George at the Suva Magistrates Court.

For the first count of rape, it is alleged that the accused, between December 1 and December 31, 2017, in Suva, allegedly raped his nine-year-old stepdaughter at their home.

For the second count of rape, it is alleged that the accused between January 1 and July 12, 2018, in Suva allegedly raped the nine-year-old.

For the third count of rape, it is alleged that the accused on January 13, 2018 in Suva, allegedly raped the nine-year-old at their home.

The matter was transferred to the High Court in Suva and the accused has been remanded in custody.

The matter was adjourned to July 30.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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