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Accused Admits Rape Of Niece

A 46-year-old Bua man has pleaded guilty to two counts of rape at the High Court in Labasa yesterday. The accused appeared before Justice Daniel Goundar and admitted raping his
09 Jun 2018 10:00
Accused Admits Rape Of Niece

A 46-year-old Bua man has pleaded guilty to two counts of rape at the High Court in Labasa yesterday.

The accused appeared before Justice Daniel Goundar and admitted raping his 12-year-old niece.

The court heard the accused was living in the same house as the victim and the incidents happened in late February and early March this year.

Prosecutors told the court that in the first instance the accused raped the victim while she was doing her homework and in the second he tied her hands and committed the act.

The accused told the court that the acts were consensual and denied tying up the victim. The court was told the victim had been earlier raped by her grandfather, who was convicted of the crime in December 2017.

Justice Goundar asked where the victim was residing and was told she was now with her mother, who had remarried.

Mitigation will be heard in two weeks (June 21, 2018).

Edited by Epineri Vula



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