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No Place For Rape In Civilised Society: Judge

Rape is a crime that has no place in a civilised society, said Justice Thushara Rajasinghe at the High Court in Lautoka. He said this while sentencing Apisalome Vidovi to
28 May 2016 17:07
No Place For Rape In Civilised Society: Judge
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Rape is a crime that has no place in a civilised society, said Justice Thushara Rajasinghe at the High Court in Lautoka.

He said this while sentencing Apisalome Vidovi to 14 years imprisonment on Thursday.

Vidovi had been charged with one count of rape and one count of criminal trespass.

Justice Rajasinghe said the occurrence of such crimes, especially targeting females in a domestic environment by known people, had become a social menace in our society.

The court heard that on the night of April 5 this year, Vidovi, 25, committed the offence while the victim was sleeping with her two children.

The court also heard that the accused pretended to be the victim’s husband when she called her husband’s name.

Vidovi, who is a first-offender, pleaded guilty to the charges laid against him.

Justice Rajasinghe also ordered that the accused serve a non-parole period of five years.

 

Edited by Manasa Kalouniviti

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