Crime & Court

ODPP Drops Ex-Partner Rape Charges

He was charged with one count each of sexual assault, rape, and assault with intent to commit rape.
27 Jan 2021 09:35
ODPP Drops Ex-Partner Rape Charges

A 29-year-old former sales executive media worker who was accused of raping his former partner has been discharged from rape charges.

The accused appeared before Justice Thushara Rajasinghe for his trial, however, the prosecutor from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions filed a nolle prosequi to discontinue the rape charges against him.

He was charged with one count each of sexual assault, rape, and assault with intent to commit rape.

The alleged offences took place on September 9, 2019 in Suva whereby the accused was alleged to have raped, molested and assaulted his 22-year-old former partner.

The DPP filed a nolle prosequi on all the charges and amended the information to prosecute with the charge of assault causing actual bodily harm.

Justice Rajasinghe has transferred the matter to the Magistrates Court in Suva, I will be called for mention on February 4.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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