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Christopher Pryde Will Appeal Sentence Of Child Rapist

Soheb Nasir Ali was earlier convicted of the rape of a 12 year old child in 2013.
08 Mar 2019 15:00
Christopher Pryde Will Appeal Sentence Of Child Rapist
Christopher Pryde

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Christopher Pryde, has said the State will appeal a sentence of three years imprisonment handed down by the Lautoka High Court on 8th February 2019.

Soheb Nasir Ali was earlier convicted of the rape of a 12 year old child in 2013.

Mr Pryde said the sentence was manifestly lenient given the recent Supreme Court decision setting the tariff for child rape at between 11 and 20 years imprisonment and that the court had not properly considered relevant aggravating factors when handing down the
sentence.

The Notice of Appeal against the sentence was filed in the Court of Appeal today (Friday 08 March, 2019)

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