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Uncle Jailed Four Years, Six Months

  A 23-year-old man who sexually assaulted his four-year-old niece was sentenced to four years and six months yesterday. The matter was called before Judge Justice Vincent Perera at the High
03 May 2017 16:20
Uncle Jailed Four Years, Six Months
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A 23-year-old man who sexually assaulted his four-year-old niece was sentenced to four years and six months yesterday.

The matter was called before Judge Justice Vincent Perera at the High Court in Suva.

The incident occurred on October 22, in Rewa last year.

The court heard that the accused came to the victim’s grandmother’s house and when he saw her, he grabbed her by the hand and took her to the kitchen where he committed the act.

For aggravating factors Justice Perera said that the victim was four-years-old and the age gap between the two was 19 years.

He further said that the accused took advantage of the vulnerability of the victim.

Defence lawyer Lisiate Qetaki had submitted that the man was mentally-retarded.

The non-parole he received was two years and six months.

Outside of the court room the man was in tears when saying his goodbyes to his family.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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