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Court Remands Man In Rape Case

A 20-year-old man has been remanded by the High Court in Suva for allegedly rap­ing his cousin. The accused appeared before Justice Daniel Goundar. He is charged with one count
12 Dec 2018 10:36
Court Remands Man In Rape Case

A 20-year-old man has been remanded by the High Court in Suva for allegedly rap­ing his cousin.

The accused appeared before Justice Daniel Goundar. He is charged with one count each of rape and theft.

It is alleged that on May 25, 2018, in Suva, the ac­cused had carnal knowledge with the complain­ant without her consent.

It is also alleged that on the same day, the ac­cused dishonestly appropriated the complain­ant’s Samsung brand mobile phone. The accused pleaded not guilty to one count of rape. However, he pleaded guilty to one count of theft.

The complainant in the matter is a 16-year-old.

The state lawyer Unaisi Tamanikaroi told the court that there were no admissions in the cau­tion interview.

She said the accused in his caution interview stated the act was consensual and sought time to file proposed agreed facts.

The matter has been transferred to Justice Sale­si Temo and will be called for mention on January 28.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

 

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