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Husband gets 10 years for rape, breaching DVRO

A 30-year-old Labasa man was sentenced to 10 years in jail yes­terday for raping his wife and breaching a domestic violence re­straining order (DVRO). The husband appeared before Vinsent Perera
22 Mar 2018 11:00
Husband gets 10 years for rape, breaching DVRO

A 30-year-old Labasa man was sentenced to 10 years in jail yes­terday for raping his wife and breaching a domestic violence re­straining order (DVRO).

The husband appeared before Vinsent Perera at the High Court in Labasa, charged with rape and breaching a DVRO.

Justice Perera said that on January 17, 2018 the accused had pleaded not guilty but changed it to a guilty plea on both counts two months later.

Justice Perera said that on his first count he threatened the com­plainant, who is his wife, to with­draw the case of DVRO. Rashid therefore breached the DVRO.

On the second count he raped the wife in the same room where their daughter was sleeping. The sen­tence has a non-parole period of seven years and six months.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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