Josevata Werelagi

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Judge Concurs With Assessors, Finds ‘Josie’ Werelagi Guilty
Crime & Court

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Judge Concurs With Assessors, Finds ‘Josie’ Werelagi Guilty

Justice Goundar found Werelagi guilty for all counts of domestic trafficking in children and aggravated sexual servi...

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: ‘Girl Told Me She Was Pregnant’
Crime & Court

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: ‘Girl Told Me She Was Pregnant’

Werelagi told the court that he listened to her story while they walked to a shop where he bought six bottles of bee...

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Investigating Officer Takes Stand In Trial
Crime & Court

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Investigating Officer Takes Stand In Trial

Detective Corporal, Arieta Buidei told the court that in July 2015, she was on standby at the Human Trafficking unit...

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Second Witness Finds Teenager Loitering in City
Crime & Court

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Second Witness Finds Teenager Loitering in City

Prosecution’s second witness, Special Constable Kelemedi Roko, told the court that on July 23, 2015, he was based ...

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Witness Says Josie Did Her No Harm
Crime & Court

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Witness Says Josie Did Her No Harm

During the second day of cross-examination by the defence, the witness revealed to the court that Josie had allegedl...

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Witness ‘Was Not Forced’
Crime & Court

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Witness ‘Was Not Forced’

For the offence of aggravated sexual servitude, Werelagi is charged with aggravated sexual servitude. It is alleged ...

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Witness Tells ‘Josie’ Threatened Her
Crime & Court

‘Sold For Sex’ Trial: Witness Tells ‘Josie’ Threatened Her

Josevata Werelagi, 35, appeared before Judge Justice Daniel Goundar. He denies three counts of domestic trafficking ...

“I Was Sold For Sex” Says 19-Year-Old In High Court Trial
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“I Was Sold For Sex” Says 19-Year-Old In High Court Trial

The complainant said that “Josie” called her and handed her a packet of condoms and told her to follow the iTauk...

Court Remands Accused Charged With Aggravated Sexual Servitude And Domestic Trafficking In Children
Crime & Court

Court Remands Accused Charged With Aggravated Sexual Servitude And Domestic Trafficking In Children

Werelagi’s lawyer from the Legal Aid Commission, Lavenia David, told the court that the accused had arranged his s...

Defence Lawyer Seeks Time to Reconfirm Plea
NEWS

Defence Lawyer Seeks Time to Reconfirm Plea

The accused was in a position to change his plea, the defence would advise the prosecution on the next date.

Man On Domestic Trafficking In Children Case Denied Bail
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Man On Domestic Trafficking In Children Case Denied Bail

He said the bail was denied because of the seriousness of the offences and that the accused had 10 previous convicti...

Domestic Trafficking In Children Case: Werelagi Remanded
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Domestic Trafficking In Children Case: Werelagi Remanded

It is alleged that between July 18 and July 22, 2015 in Suva, the suspect by the use of threats or force, caused a 1...

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