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Grandfather Gets 10 Years For Rape

A grandfather convicted for a count of rape and one of indecently annoying any person was sentenced to 10 years eight months by the High Court in Suva yesterday. Between
29 Oct 2015 10:16
Grandfather Gets 10 Years For Rape

A grandfather convicted for a count of rape and one of indecently annoying any person was sentenced to 10 years eight months by the High Court in Suva yesterday.

Between January 1, and July 17, 2013, having the intent to insult the modesty of the complainant who was eight years old at the time of the incident, the accused exposed his private parts to her.

Also during that same time, when the complainant was sitting in the sitting room, the accused had called her and allegedly raped her.

High Court judge Justice Priyantha Fernando, while sentencing the accused, said as the grandfather, he breached the victim’s trust at a tender age when he committed the offence.

The accused was remorseful of his actions.

For count one of indecently annoying person, he was sentenced to three months imprisonment while he was given 10 years eight months for the count of rape.

The sentences are to be served concurrently. The accused will be eligible for parole after serving nine years.

A permanent domestic violence restraining order has also been issued against the accused.

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