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Five Years In Jail For Sexual Assault

A 51-year-old farmer of Nausori who was convicted of one count of sexual assault has been sentenced to five years and six months in jail by the Nausori Magistrates Court. He
14 Oct 2018 15:05
Five Years In Jail For Sexual Assault

A 51-year-old farmer of Nausori who was convicted of one count of sexual assault has been sentenced to five years and six months in jail by the Nausori Magistrates Court.

He will serve a non-parole period of five years.

The incident occurred on October 20, 2014. The victim was 19 years old while the man was 46-years-old at the time of the incident.

Passing sentence, Magistrate Shageeth Somaratne said: “The victim came to you seeking relief for her pain.

“Instead of relieving her suffering, you put her to more misery by subjecting to sexual abuse.

“Hence this long custodial sentence would serve to denounce your behaviour and deter others from committing this kind of offences in future.”

Magistrate Somaratne issued a permanent domestic violence restraining order with standard non-molestation and non-contact conditions for the safety of the victim.

The man was given 30 days to appeal to the Court of Appeal.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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