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Security Officer Faces Rape Charge

Security Officer Faces Rape Charge
August 08
10:58 2018

A 38-year-old security officer is on trial on a charge of rape at the High Court in Suva.

State lawyer Lavenia Bogitini said even though the accused was charged with one count of rape the time frame is between September 12-19, 2015 because the complainant could not recall the exact date of the alleged incident.

While addressing the three trial assessors in her opening remarks, Ms Bogitini said people of different ages and background will react differently to an alleged rape incident.

The agreed facts of the case are that the accused is married and lives in a settlement in Raiwaqa.

He and the 13-year-old complainant were neighbours at the time of the alleged incident.

Meanwhile, the teenage girl gave sworn evidence in a closed court sitting on Monday and which continued yesterday.

The accused is represented by private lawyer Filimoni Vosarogo.

He is currently out on bail.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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