Crime & Court

Man Who Raped Minor In Church Jailed For 6 Years

The incident occurred between October 1 and October 31, 2019, at Nausori where the offender raped a child under the age of 13 years.
19 Aug 2020 15:34
Man Who Raped Minor In Church Jailed For 6 Years

A church is a place of worship. A place where the congregation receives spiritual guidance.

You being an adult member of the congregation and of the society, who has the responsibility of providing guidance and protection to the younger generation, selected the church premises to molest a seven-year-old.

These were the words of High Court Judge, Justice Vinsent Perera, while sentencing a 73-year-old man to six years imprisonment for the offence of rape on Monday. He was ordered to be eligible for parole until he has served five years of his sentence term. Justice Perera noted that the offender spent seven months and 12 days in custody.

He said the period spent in remand should be considered to be a period of imprisonment already served.

The incident occurred between October 1 and October 31, 2019, at Nausori where the offender raped a child under the age of 13 years. The offender and the child were at the same church. The victim was playing with his siblings when his siblings ran out of the church and he was alone with the offender.

The offender then raped the victim when they were alone inside the church.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

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