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Step father remanded on rape charge

Step father remanded on rape charge
July 31
10:36 2018

A 48-year-old stepfather, who was charged for rape, was further remanded in custody by the High Court in Suva yesterday.

The accused, who is charged with three counts of rape appeared before Judge Justice Daniel Goundar.

State prosecutor Swastika Sharma sought 21 days to file and serve information and disclosures to the court.

She also sought for 14 days to file a formal bail response.

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

For the second count of rape between January 1 and July 12 and the third count of rape on January 13, 2018 it is alleged that the accused allegedly raped the nine-year-old victim at their home.

The accused was further remanded in custody.

The matter was transferred to Justice Chamath Morais’s court for bail hearing on August 7.

 

Edited by Percy Kean

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