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Judge grants bail in rape case

An 18-year-old man accused of rape has been released on a $1000 bail by the High Court in Suva on Monday. Josua Bueta appeared before Justice Thushara Rajasinghe and was
09 Feb 2018 11:00
Judge grants bail in rape case

An 18-year-old man accused of rape has been released on a $1000 bail by the High Court in Suva on Monday.

Josua Bueta appeared before Justice Thushara Rajasinghe and was represented by Legal Aid lawyer Vani Filipe.

He is alleged to have had unlawful carnal knowledge of the 24-year-old complainant without her consent on December 14 last year.

The alleged incident happened in Lami.

Justice Rajasinghe released the accused on strict bail conditions and ordered him not to offend.

Meanwhile, information and disclosures were served to the teenager and State lawyer Swastika Sharma confirmed the accused’s age and said he was not a juvenile when the alleged incident happened.

Bueta’s case will be called again in the High Court on February 19, 2018

Reports by FONUA TALEI

Edited by George Kulamaiwasa

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