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Dad Gets 11 Years For Raping One-Year-10 Months Old Daughter

A rapist, sentenced to 11 years in jail yesterday, was told not to complain when his liberty was being taken away to pay for his crime. While handing the sentence,
29 Jul 2017 20:02
Dad Gets 11 Years For Raping One-Year-10 Months Old Daughter
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A rapist, sentenced to 11 years in jail yesterday, was told not to complain when his liberty was being taken away to pay for his crime.

While handing the sentence, Justice Salesi Temo further told the accused: “Your action was a serious breach of parental trust. This offence (rape of a child) is becoming prevalent in our community.”

Time and time again, the court had issued warnings and deterrent sentences against those who abuse their children. A deterrent sentence will be given to you to re-enforce the courts hard stand on the offence.

“The female complainant was your daughter, and she was a year 10 months old at the time of the offence.  You were supposed to make sure she was free from harm at such a young age.”

The 22-year-old accused of Taveuni was sentenced by the High Court in Labasa for raping his daughter.

The accused committed the crime at their home on April 11 this year.

The accused and his one-year-10 months old daughter were alone at home during the time of the incident.

The accused has to serve 10 years before he is eligible for parole. He has been given 30 days to appeal.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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