Crime & Court

36-Year-Old Man Was Charged With The Attempted Rape Of A 70-Year-Old Woman

There were 6 people charged with a total of 16 counts of separate incidents in May.
01 Jun 2021 12:32
36-Year-Old Man Was Charged With The Attempted Rape Of A 70-Year-Old Woman

The following data is authorised for release by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and relates to the number of formal indictments (Information) filed in the High Courts of Fiji by the Director of Public Prosecutions throughout the month.

This data is confined to incidents of serious sexual offences only.

There were 6 people charged with a total of 16 counts of separate incidents in May.

The offences were rape (14), attempted rape (1) and sexual assault (1).

There were 6 victims of whom 4 victims were under the age of 18 years.

Of the 6 people charged, one was a juvenile. A 16-year-old boy was charged with three counts of rape of a 16-year-old girl, however, this matter was discontinued after the victim admitted
to making a false complaint.

There was one incident where the victim and the accused were related to one another.

A 62-year-old man was charged with seven counts of rape and one count of sexual assault of his 12-year-old stepdaughter. The accused is currently serving a custodial sentence for the
rape of his other stepdaughter.

A 27-year-old man was charged with the rape of a 19-year-old woman, while in another incident, a 26-year-old man was charged with two counts of rape of a 16-year-old girl.

In another incident, a 19-year-old man was charged with the rape of a 16-year-old girl, however, this matter was discontinued due to insufficient evidence.

There was one incident where a 36-year-old man was charged with the attempted rape of a 70-year-old woman, however, this matter was discontinued after the death of the accused
person.

Refer to the table entitled ODPP Rape and Sexual Offences May 2021 for a break-down of these statistics.

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