Crime & Court

Magistrate Denies Bail For Man, 52, Accused Of Sexual Assault

A man charged with one count of sexual assault involving a 15-year-old boy was denied bail by the Nadi Magistrates Court yesterday.
11 Jan 2020 12:52
Magistrate Denies Bail For Man, 52, Accused Of Sexual Assault

A man charged with one count of sexual assault involving a 15-year-old boy was denied bail by the Nadi Magistrates Court yesterday.

The accused, 52, appeared before Magistrate Nilmini Fernandez. It is alleged the incident took place between April 1 and November 25 last year. The accused, who did not have a lawyer, opted for a Legal Aid representative.

Police prosecutor Parmesh Chand objected to bail saying that the case had drawn public interest. He also said the complainant was living in the same vicinity as the accused, and it was highly likely that the accused would be involved with witnesses who lived in the same area.

Magistrate Fernandez then further remanded the accused. The case will be called on January 24 in the Nadi Magistrates Court.

Edited by Naisa Koroi



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