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Woman To Appear In Court For False Claims Of Abduction, Sexual Assault

During the course of investigations, the claims could not be verified and medical reports have proven the alleged sexual assault claims to be false.
08 Apr 2019 16:04
Woman To Appear In Court For False Claims Of Abduction, Sexual Assault

A 19-year-old woman will be produced at the Lautoka Magistrates Court this afternoon for allegedly falsifying information to police about being abducted by three men over the weekend.

The accused informed Lautoka Police that she was allegedly abducted by three unknown men from the Lautoka Wharf on Saturday afternoon and taken to a house in Nadi.

She claims to have bee drugged and sexually assaulted at the house where she was taken to.

She further claimed that she had regained consciousness in another flat and managed to escape to a nearby cane field and sought help from neighbors and asked for clothes and money.

She then went to the Lautoka Police Station where she reported the matter personally and officers were deployed to conduct preliminary investigations.

During the course of investigations, the claims could not be verified and witnesses have come forward alleging she was seen in Lautoka City and medical reports have proven the alleged sexual assault claims to be false.

The accused has been charged with one count of giving false information to a public servant.

She will be produced at the Lautoka Magistrates Court this afternoon



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