Crime & Court

Multiple Sexual-Related Offender Gets 15 Years Jail Time

The offender during the August school holidays in 2018, saw the victim, who was 14 years old at that time, swimming in the river at a village in Bua.
03 Oct 2020 09:31
Multiple Sexual-Related Offender Gets 15 Years Jail Time

A 57-year-old convicted prisoner who was jailed for a charge of indecent assault for 30 months, has been handed another jail term of 15 years for rape and sexually assaulting his granddaughter.

Justice Vinsent Perera handed down a non-parole period of 14 years before the offender can be eligible for parole.

He ordered that the sentence be served concurrently with the uncompleted sentence.

The offender during the August school holidays in 2018, saw the victim, who was 14 years old at that time, swimming in the river at a village in Bua.

On another occasion in 2018, the offender went to the victim’s house and sexually assaulted her.

Justice Perera said it was clear that sexual exploitation of children was rife.

He said protecting Fiji’s children from sexual predators was a priority.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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