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Man, 3 Juveniles Face Court for Sexual Assault, Rape Charges

Three juveniles and a 32-year-old man are being charged with sexual assault and attempted rape of a teenage girl. The juveniles, aged 17, are being charged alongside Mohammed Illiaz. Illiaz
05 May 2017 12:27
Man, 3 Juveniles Face Court for Sexual Assault, Rape Charges
Mohammed Illiaz outside the Suva Magistrates Court on May 4, 2017. Photo: Roneel Karthik

Three juveniles and a 32-year-old man are being charged with sexual assault and attempted rape of a teenage girl.

The juveniles, aged 17, are being charged alongside Mohammed Illiaz. Illiaz is chaged with one count of sexual assault and one count of attempted rape.

Two of the juveniles are charged with one count each of sexual assault, rape and indecent assault, while the third is charged with aiding and abetting.

The alleged incident took place on May 1, in Navua.

The accused appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday before Magistrate Jioji Boseiwaqa.

Illiaz elected to be tried in the Magistrates Court. Police prosecutor Jiten Singh told the court that the complainant was 18-years-old.

Magistrate Boseiwaqa informed Illiaz that he would await the Chief Magistrate’s directive on whether to transfer the case to Navua or to keep it at the Suva Court.

The case has been adjourned to May 11, for mention.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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