Crime & Court

Senior Police Officer Accused of Molesting De Facto Partner’s Daughter Denies Allegations

It is alleged that the accused sexually assaulted and molested the 12-year-old complainant at her house between January 1, 2015 and July 31, 2020 in Suva.
10 Mar 2021 11:43
Senior Police Officer Accused of Molesting De Facto Partner’s Daughter Denies Allegations

A Police Station Commanding Officer accused of sexually molesting his de facto partner’s daughter has denied all allegations against him.

The 45-year-old officer appeared before Magistrate Joseph Daurewa yesterday represented by lawyer Joji Cakau from Vosarogo Lawyers.

He is charged with four counts of sexual assault.

It is alleged that the accused sexually assaulted and molested the 12-year-old complainant at her house between January 1, 2015 and July 31, 2020 in Suva.

The accused is alleged to have been having an extra-marital affair with the complainant’s mother during the time of the alleged incidents.

The matter was reported to the Police after the complainant’s teacher questioned the complainant of why she cried during the Health Science class about molestation.

The complainant relayed the incidents to her teacher who informed the complainant’s mother.

Prosecutor from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Unal Lal told the court that there were no admissions made by the accused in his caution interview statement.

Mr Cakau told the court that he would not challenge any statements.

Mr Lal has sought seven days’ time to response to the bail application which had been filed and served by the defence.

The accused was remanded in custody by the Magistrates Court.

The case has been adjourned to March 15, for bail hearing.

Feedback: ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj



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