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12 Years For Rape

A 62-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years and eight months in jail for raping a girl in 2010. The accused, who is related to the victim through his
26 Feb 2015 10:05
12 Years For Rape

A 62-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years and eight months in jail for raping a girl in 2010.

The accused, who is related to the victim through his late wife, and had admitted in court that he was drunk at the time of the incident, was found guilty and convicted of a count of sexual assault and a count of raping the girl.

Between January 1 and December 31, 2010 at Valelevu the accused had unlawfully and indecently assaulted the girl. The victim was eight years old at the time.

Justice Paul Madigan, in his sentence, said the accused took advantage of a child and abused the trust of a relative.

The accused will only be eligible for parole after serving 10 years.

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