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Man Gets 13 years And 9 Months For Rape

A 64-year-old man has been jailed for 13 years and nine months by the High Court in Suva for raping his 17-year-old niece. Judge, Justice Vincent Perera said the accused
09 Feb 2017 11:00
Man Gets 13 years And 9 Months For Rape

A 64-year-old man has been jailed for 13 years and nine months by the High Court in Suva for raping his 17-year-old niece.

Judge, Justice Vincent Perera said the accused abused his position of authority and trust and exploited the victim’s vulnerability.

The accused raped his niece on several occasions between 2011 and 2015 and he performed these sexual acts on her when she was only 13 years of age.

The victim had told the court that she did not consent to anything and had asked the accused what he was doing and was told by the accused to “shut up and don’t make noise”.

She had further told the court that in 2011 when she returned from a festival, the accused told her that he wanted to sleep with her.

When she refused he told her that if she wanted to go anywhere she had to pay him by having sex with him.

The non-parole period is 10 years and nine months.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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