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Assessors Give Rape Verdict For Stepfather

All three assessors have found a step-father guilty of one count of rape and two counts each of indecent assault. The matter was called before Justice Achala Wengappuli at the
30 Sep 2016 13:11
Assessors Give Rape Verdict For Stepfather

All three assessors have found a step-father guilty of one count of rape and two counts each of indecent assault.

The matter was called before Justice Achala Wengappuli at the High Court in Suva yesterday.

A 55-year-old stepfather is alleged to have raped and indecently assaulted his 11-year-old step-daughter.

The alleged incidents occurred between January 1, 2004 and May 31, 2012.

Justice Wengappuli said in court that the victim had testified that the accused allegedly threatened her with a cane knife not to tell anyone about the incident.

The court will be handing down its final verdict today.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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