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Cousin Pregnant From Rape

A man who carried out a premeditated rape on his cousin which resulted in her getting pregnant was jailed for 10 years and 10 months by the High Court in
18 Jun 2016 13:34
Cousin Pregnant From Rape
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A man who carried out a premeditated rape on his cousin which resulted in her getting pregnant was jailed for 10 years and 10 months by the High Court in Lautoka.

The 29-year-old was described by Justice Aruna Aluthge as a person who exploited the victim’s vulnerability and trust placed on him.

Justice Aluthge said the accused tricked her at night and used violence to instil fear in her.

The incident took place between June 1 and June 30 in 2013, when the girl was only 17 years old.

The accused went to the victim’s house and tricked her into going to his house where he told her that her mother was there.

Once outside, he tied her up, blocked her mouth and raped her, leaving her unconscious.

Later when she regained consciousness, he told her to go back to sleep.

The matter came to light when her mother found out she was four months pregnant.

Justice Aluthge said the offence left her with a scar and trauma for the rest of her life.

In mitigation Justice Aluthge said the accused showed remorse and co-operated with the Police.

The accused was a first offender and was the sole breadwinner in the family.

Justice Aluthge imposed a non-parole period of eight years imprisonment.

 

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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