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10 Years For Rape

A stepfather’s ‘lack of remorse and total disregard of the victim’s safety and wellbeing’ will see him spend 10 years in jail for raping his stepdaughter. The 44-year-old farmer of
09 Jun 2015 11:51
10 Years For Rape

A stepfather’s ‘lack of remorse and total disregard of the victim’s safety and wellbeing’ will see him spend 10 years in jail for raping his stepdaughter.

The 44-year-old farmer of Naitasiri was sentenced last Tuesday by the High Court in Suva for raping and indecently assaulting his stepdaughter in April and May of 2013.

The victim was 18 years old at the time of the incident.

Delivering sentence, Justice Achala Wengappuli said the accused would not be eligible for parole until he had served eight years.

“Considering the totality principle, I order these sentences to run concurrently. You have 30 days to appeal to the Court of Appeal,” Justice Wengappuli said.

 

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