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Headman, Pastor On Rape Charge, Qiliho Concerned

Acting Commissioner of Police, Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho is worried over the increase in sexual offences against women and children. He said Police would continue to be stringent in guarding members
28 Nov 2015 10:28
Headman, Pastor On Rape Charge, Qiliho Concerned
Acting Police Commissioner, Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho at Police head quarters in Nabua yesterday. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.

Acting Commissioner of Police, Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho is worried over the increase in sexual offences against women and children.
He said Police would continue to be stringent in guarding members of the community and bringing to justice those abusing women and children.
This follows reports of two recent separate alleged rape incidents.
“Today a 53-year-old turaga in koro will be facing charges of allegedly raping a 12-year-old student between the months of July and November this year. The incident was reported at the Tukavesi Police Station on Wednesday.”
The accused has been charged with eight counts of rape and was expected to be produced at the Labasa Magistrates Court yesterday.
“In a separate incident, a church pastor has been charged with five counts of rape for allegedly raping five women under the pretext that he had healing powers, on different occasions in a village in Tailevu.”
He said the incident was reported at the Korovou Police Station early this week. The accused was produced at the Nausori Magistrates Court yesterday.
“These two cases like all other sexual attacks against women and children continue to be a serious concern and the Fiji Police Force will not ease on its pursuit to bring those involved to justice.Brigadier-General Qiliho said.

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