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Kepa Charged With Rape Of Child

A 44-year-old man charged for the alleged rape of a child appeared at the Sigatoka Magistrates Court yesterday. The accused, Filipe Tuisawau Koroinibau Wai Kepa, is charged with three counts of
14 Oct 2015 10:51
Kepa Charged With Rape Of Child
Ratu Filipe Tuisawau Kepa appeared at the Sigatoka Magistrates court yesterday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

A 44-year-old man charged for the alleged rape of a child appeared at the Sigatoka Magistrates Court yesterday.

The accused, Filipe Tuisawau Koroinibau Wai Kepa, is charged with three counts of rape contrary to section  207 of the Crimes Decree 2009 and one count of pornographic activity contrary to section 62 of the Juveniles (Amendment) Act 1997.

He is alleged to have raped the child on different occasions between 2013 and 2015 and allegedly participated in recording of activity directly and or indirectly involving a juvenile.

He was granted bail provided that he presents a reliable surety with a bond of $500 and under strict conditions that he will not reside in the same area as the victim and to report to Valelevu Police Station four days a week.

But he failed to produce the surety and was held in custody. He will be released on bail when he provides a surety.

He is also to surrender all his travel documents to the Court Registry.

The matter has been transferred to the Lautoka High Court. It will be called for mention on November 2.

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