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56 Year Old Uncle Pleads Guilty To Raping Niece, 40

  A 56-year-old man pleaded guilty to one count of rape at the Suva High Court yesterday. The man appeared before High Court Judge Justice Daniel Goundar. He is charged
01 Feb 2019 09:59
56 Year Old Uncle Pleads Guilty To Raping Niece, 40

 

A 56-year-old man pleaded guilty to one count of rape at the Suva High Court yesterday.

The man appeared before High Court Judge Justice Daniel Goundar.

He is charged with two counts of rape.

It is alleged that on October 17, 2018, in the Central Division, he performed a sexual act without the complainant’s consent.

The complainant in the matter is a 40-year-old woman and is the accused person’s niece.

The accused had pleaded guilty to the first count of rape however he did not plead guilty to the second count.

State counsel Swastika Sharma had sought for 14 days to reconsider the second charge. Justice Goundar will consider the change of charge.

The accused was remanded in custody and the matter was adjourned for mention to check on the state’s position on the charge to February 15.

Edited by Susana Tuilau

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