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Man Jailed For 30 Months For Buying Minors For Immoral Purposes

Tugi had approached the complainant who was 16 years old at the time of the offence at a Kava shop in Nabua asking her whether she was willing to make some money.
02 Feb 2022 12:57
Man Jailed For 30 Months For Buying Minors For Immoral Purposes
Simione Tugi outside the Court House in Suva. Photo: Ronald Kumar

A 30-year-old man who was charged for buying minors under the age of 18 years for immoral purposes has been handed 30 months imprisonment.

Simione Tugi was charged with one count of buying minors.

He pleaded guilty to the offence.

He also admitted to the summary of facts which stated that between January 1, 2015, and January 28, 2015, at Nabua, Tugi obtained possession of a girl who was a minor under the age of 18 years for illicit sexual intercourse with others.

Tugi had approached the complainant who was 16 years old at the time of the offence at a Kava shop in Nabua asking her whether she was willing to make some money.

When the complainant agreed, Tugi during the period of offending had arranged twice for men to have sexual intercourse with the complainant where money was exchanged. The complainant later filed a complaint at the Nabua Police Station and as a result, Tugi was arrested and charged for the offence.

Tugi is sentenced to 30 months imprisonment and ordered to serve an immediate custodial sentence with a non-parole period of 24 months.

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