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Man Cops Nine Years for Rape

A man charged for raping a 16-year-old girl in 2013 was sentenced by the Suva High Court yesterday. Nitendra Prasad Bilash was handed a guilty verdict before Judge Justice Vincent Perera
31 May 2016 09:41
Man Cops Nine Years for Rape

A man charged for raping a 16-year-old girl in 2013 was sentenced by the Suva High Court yesterday.

Nitendra Prasad Bilash was handed a guilty verdict before Judge Justice Vincent Perera and handed a nine years, 11 months and 14 days of imprisonment with a mandatory seven years, 11 months and 14 days before the he could apply for parole.

Bilash was 38 years of age at the time of the offense and the victim was babysitting his daughter and the victim’s father worked for Bilash.

While Bilash’s daughter went to shower he penetrated the victim with his finger without her permission.

Justice Perera pointed out that it was a breach of trust as the victim’s father was his employee.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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