Crime & Court

School Prefect Pleads Guilty To Sexual Offences

Ms Ratidara told the court that the juvenile was a Class Eight student at a boarding school and had been remanded at the Suva Boys Centre.
06 Sep 2019 14:30
School Prefect Pleads Guilty To Sexual Offences

A13-year-old primary school senior prefect who is facing sexual offence charges has pleaded guilty at the High Court in Suva.

The juvenile appeared before Justice Vinsent Perera yesterday charged with seven counts of rape.

He is alleged to have raped two eight-year-old boys attending the same school in Naitasiri on several occasions between May and July this year.

The offences allegedly took place inside the school washroom.

The State was represented by Sheenal Swastika from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, while the juvenile was represented by Litiana Ratidara from the Legal Aid Commission.

Ms Ratidara told the court that the juvenile was a Class Eight student at a boarding school and had been remanded at the Suva Boys Centre.

She told the court that the defence was making arrangements for the juvenile to sit for an external exam.

The matter has been adjourned to September 12 for the State to read out the summary of facts.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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