Crime & Court

14 Year Old Prefect Faces Rape Charges

The offences allegedly took place inside the school washroom on several occasions.
01 Aug 2019 15:45
14 Year Old Prefect Faces Rape Charges

A 14-year-old school senior prefect yesterday appeared at the High Court in Suva charged with rape.

The juvenile appeared before Judge Justice Vinsent Perera yesterday and is alleged to have raped two eight-year-old boys attending the same school in Naitasiri on several occasions between the months of May and July, this year.

The offences allegedly took place inside the school washroom on several occasions.

State prosecutor from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Sheenal Swastika asked for time to file Information and Disclosures in the matter.

Justice Perera ordered that the boy be placed under the care of the Boys Centre in Suva.

The matter has been adjourned to August 21.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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