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Nakasi Girl’s Rape: Man Charged

A 31-year-old  man has been charged with rape in connection with the brutal attack on a nine-year-old Nakasi girl. He will appear in a special sitting of the Nasinu Magistrates Court
25 Jul 2015 13:18
Nakasi Girl’s Rape: Man Charged

A 31-year-old  man has been charged with rape in connection with the brutal attack on a nine-year-old Nakasi girl.

He will appear in a special sitting of the Nasinu Magistrates Court this morning.

Police Chief of Intelligence and Investigations ACP Henry Brown  made the announcement in Lautoka yesterday.

“I can now confirm that we have formally arrested and charged a 31-year-old iTaukei after a proper investigation,” he said

“This was a thorough and comprehensive investigation. There was a delay here but we had to respect the victim and her recovery. Our heart goes out to her for  her courage in the way she has come forth with information and description as she recovered,” he said.

The man has been charged with one count of rape and one count of assault with intent to rape.

In addition to this, he is also charged with aggravated robbery and theft in a house.

“It was a complex case given the geographical location of the crime scene,” ACP Brown said.

The suspect is originally from Ra but resided in Nausori. Police have confirmed that he moved around a lot.

“We were determined to solve this case because the nation was in shock. This was a case that we wanted to get,” ACP Brown said.

ACP Brown thanked the media and the public for coming forward with the information leading to the arrest of the accused.

The victim is currently receiving professional assistance in her recovery.

Today is the 18th day since she was raped on her way home from school.

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