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Accused Denies Defilement, Sexual Assault And Indecent Assault Charges

  A man from Lau accused of alleged defilement, sexual assault and indecent assault pleaded not guilty on Tuesday in the Suva Magistrates Court. The accused appeared before Chief Magistrate
05 Apr 2018 10:00
Accused Denies Defilement, Sexual Assault And Indecent Assault Charges

 

A man from Lau accused of alleged defilement, sexual assault and indecent assault pleaded not guilty on Tuesday in the Suva Magistrates Court.

The accused appeared before Chief Magistrate Usaia Ratuvili and was represented by the Legal Aid Commission.

Between January, 2017 to July 20, 2017 the accused allegedly defiled a girl under the age of 13 years old by performing oral sex on her. He then allegedly massaged her private part and breast.

The accused denied all three counts. The case was adjourned to April 16, 2018 to fix a hearing date.

Bail has been extended for the accused.  Edited by Naisa Koroi

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