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Nalawa Found Guilty Of Raping Nakasi Girl

People who rape children are cowards. A person who attacks a child is a coward, High Court Judge, Justice Salesi Temo told the court yesterday. He found Ilaitia Nalawa, 31,
06 Feb 2016 07:39
Nalawa Found Guilty Of Raping Nakasi Girl
Nakasi rapist Ilaitia Nalawa has been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment.

People who rape children are cowards. A person who attacks a child is a coward, High Court Judge, Justice Salesi Temo told the court yesterday.

He found Ilaitia Nalawa, 31, guilty yesterday of raping a nine-year-old girl in Nakasi on July 7 last year.

Justice Temo made his judgment after the assessors gave their verdict.

During his summing up Justice Temo informed the assessors that their decisions should be based on evidence presented in court and the documentary evidence were also there for them to consider.

He also told the assessors of the importance of the witness on the rape allegation given by the victim.

Justice Temo had agreed with majority of the assessors’ opinion who found the accused guilty of burglary, theft, assault with intent to commit rape and rape and convicted Nalawa accordingly.

Two assessors had found the accused guilty to all the charges while one assessor found him not guilty to all four counts.

Justice Temo is expected to give detailed reasons of his judgment next Monday.

 

 

Edited by Maraia Vula

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