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Child Rapist, 37, Found Guilty

Victim, 3, was bribed with a chewing gum to allow the man to perform the sexual act on her. The man was known to the victim.   A 37-year-old man
07 Feb 2019 10:00
Child Rapist, 37, Found Guilty
  • Victim, 3, was bribed with a chewing gum to allow the man to perform the sexual act on her.
  • The man was known to the victim.

 

A 37-year-old man who bribed a little girl with chewing gum before raping her was found guilty by the High Court in Suva on Monday.

The man was charged with rape of the three-year-old girl.

He appeared before Justice Riyaz Hamza. The incident happened on June 22, 2015, in Lau.

The court heard that the man who was known to the victim had told her that he would give her a chewing gum if she allowed him to perform the sexual act on her.

After the incident, the girl told her mother who then had filed a complaint with the Police.

The case was adjourned to February 11 for for sentencing submissions and mitigation.

Edited by Susana Tuilau

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