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71-Year-Old Remanded In Custody

A 71-year-old man charged with rape was remanded by the Suva Magistrates Court. The accused appeared be­fore Magistrate Liyanage Wickramasekara on Tues­day. The accused is charged with four counts of
18 Oct 2018 11:00
71-Year-Old Remanded In Custody

A 71-year-old man charged with rape was remanded by the Suva Magistrates Court.

The accused appeared be­fore Magistrate Liyanage Wickramasekara on Tues­day.

The accused is charged with four counts of rape.

It is alleged that in July 2018 the man allegedly raped the child in Suva.

The complainant is a four-year-old child.

Police prosecutor Corporal Raymond Filipe objected to bail on the ground that the charges against the accused were serious.

He told the court that if the accused was released on bail, then there was a high chance of interference with the complainant by the ac­cused.

Magistrate Wickra­masekara refused an oral bail application for the ac­cused on the grounds that it was an indictable offence and a matter of public in­terest.

He transferred the case to the High Court.

The accused was told to make a formal bail applica­tion in the High Court.

The matter was adjourned for first call on October 30.

The accused was re­manded in custody and a production order was issued for the accused.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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