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Grandfather Found Guilty Of Raping Granddaughter

A disturbing trend is coming in Fiji where grandfathers and fathers are abusing their granddaughters and daughters. This was the comment made by High Court Judge Justice Salesi Temo after
11 Jun 2016 12:56
Grandfather Found Guilty Of Raping Granddaughter
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A disturbing trend is coming in Fiji where grandfathers and fathers are abusing their granddaughters and daughters.

This was the comment made by High Court Judge Justice Salesi Temo after convicting a grandfather charged with three counts of rape, one of unnatural offence and one of common assault guilty.

Justice Temo agreed with the three assessors’ guilty verdict.

The accused was 67-years-old at the time of the incident when the victim was 10.

The victim was assaulted by her grandfather since 2006.

The court heard that at the time of the incident she was scared and didn’t know what to do because he was stronger than her.

Defence lawyer Aquila Naco requested the court to consider his client’s age as a mitigating factor for the sentence.

But Justice Temo said: “I believe when you do the crime then be ready to do the time.”

He further stated that those who commit such crimes should not expect leniency from court.

The accused was remanded until sentencing on Monday High Court in Suva.

 

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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