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Man Charged With Rape and Abduction Of A Person Under 18 Years Of Age Fronts Court

He is charged with one count each of rape, abduction of a person under 18 years of age with intent to have carnal knowledge and defilement.
12 Feb 2019 10:00
Man Charged With Rape and Abduction Of A Person Under 18 Years Of Age Fronts Court

 

A man charged with rape and abduction appeared at the High Court in Suva yesterday.

The accused appeared before Judge Justice Daniel Goundar.

He is charged with one count each of rape, abduction of a person under 18 years of age with intent to have carnal knowledge and defilement.

The alleged incident occurred in September 2017, in Suva.

The complainant in the matter is a 15-year-old girl.

State counsel Kimberly Semisi told the court that the student who was 14 years of age at the time of the offence is currently in school and sought for a trial date to be within the school holidays.

The matter was adjourned for pre-trial conference and fix trial date to May 1.

The accused’s bail was extended.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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