Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

2018 Rape Cases Trial Dates Moved Forward To 2020
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2018 Rape Cases Trial Dates Moved Forward To 2020

The one week trial will commence on April 6 and conclude on April 10, 2020.

Drug Charge Villager Has Bail Extended
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Drug Charge Villager Has Bail Extended

Ratu Tevita Lalakonakoro appeared before Justice Chamath Morais yesterday charged with one count of unlawful cultiva...

Church Pastor Charged With Rape To Appear Before Justice Goundar
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Church Pastor Charged With Rape To Appear Before Justice Goundar

Pastor Ravinesh Chand is charged with three counts of rape and one count each of sexual assault and indecent assault.

Amenoni Nasilasila Appears For Trial in Suva
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Amenoni Nasilasila Appears For Trial in Suva

He is alleged to have raped a 24-year-old woman from Olosara, Sigatoka, on December 22, last year.

Serial Rapist Files Appeal
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Serial Rapist Files Appeal

Representing Colanaudolu Legal Aid Commission lawyer Salote Nasedra sought time to file written submissions.

Rajasinghe Revokes Bail For Accused
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Rajasinghe Revokes Bail For Accused

Bueta’s bail and remanded him in custody along with Bueta’s co-accused Molitoni Vunivavalagi, 27.

Jone Cokanauto Files Appeal Against Conviction
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Jone Cokanauto Files Appeal Against Conviction

Mr Valenitabua asked to be allowed to argue leave and bail pending appeal application.

ODPP Rape And Sexual Offences Statistics: 19 Victims Under 18 Years Recorded
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ODPP Rape And Sexual Offences Statistics: 19 Victims Under 18 Years Recorded

There were 30 victims of whom 19 victims were under the age of 18 years. Of the 30 victims, 1 was male and 29 were f...

Judge: File Information Or Case Will Be Dismissed
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Judge: File Information Or Case Will Be Dismissed

This is after the State prosecutor from the ODPP yesterday filed and served the disclosures, but sought for time to ...

Woman, 35, To Enter Plea In May
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Woman, 35, To Enter Plea In May

She is alleged to have raped her three-year-old daughter between September 2018 and January 2019 in Samabula.

Football Player Remanded, Pleaded Guilty To Act With Intent To Cause Grievous Harm
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Football Player Remanded, Pleaded Guilty To Act With Intent To Cause Grievous Harm

The court heard that the complainant in the matter is his wife and the offence took place after a drinking session w...

Engineer Accused Of Raping Wife Bailed
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Engineer Accused Of Raping Wife Bailed

It is alleged that the accused raped his wife in February, 2019.

Man Admits Grievous Harm Charge
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Man Admits Grievous Harm Charge

On November 7, 2018, Saulekaleka in Nasinu with intent to cause grievous harm, unlawfully attempted to strike the co...

Alleged Axe Murderer Remanded In Custody
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Alleged Axe Murderer Remanded In Custody

Dakai is charged with one count of mur­der. He is alleged to have murdered a 34-year-old security guard Timoci Doga...

Christopher Pryde Will Appeal Sentence Of Child Rapist
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Christopher Pryde Will Appeal Sentence Of Child Rapist

Soheb Nasir Ali was earlier convicted of the rape of a 12 year old child in 2013.

Take Medicine, Rape Accused Cautioned
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Take Medicine, Rape Accused Cautioned

The Nasinu man appeared before Justice Daniel Goundar yesterday charged with one count of unlawful wounding and one ...

Man Denies Raping His Wife
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Man Denies Raping His Wife

The accused is alleged to have raped his wife on February 2, 2019, in Nasinu.

770 Victims of Sexual Offence In Past Three Years, Six Months: Judge
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770 Victims of Sexual Offence In Past Three Years, Six Months: Judge

Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission director Ashwin Raj said there were 770 reported matters but believe...

Youngest Victim of Sexual Crime Aged 3
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Youngest Victim of Sexual Crime Aged 3

The youngest victim of seri­ous sexual crimes in Decem­ber 2018, was three years old, latest statistics by the Off...

Justice Rajasinghe: Rape stats Involving Children Shocking
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Justice Rajasinghe: Rape stats Involving Children Shocking

Rape statistics highlighted by the High Court Judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe are shocking. The Office of the Dire...

Cases Withdrawn Due to Police Laxity, Assault
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Cases Withdrawn Due to Police Laxity, Assault

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has recorded one case that was withdrawn due to a lack of evidence...

34 Charges Of Sexual Violence In October
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34 Charges Of Sexual Violence In October

There were 19 people charged with a total of 34 counts of separate sexual violence incidents in October. The offence...

19-Year-Old Charged With Rape Of Minor
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19-Year-Old Charged With Rape Of Minor

  A 19-year-old man charged with rape of a minor was further remanded by the High Court in Suva on Wednesday. T...

Defence To Write Letter To ODPP To Reconsider Charge
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Defence To Write Letter To ODPP To Reconsider Charge

  The defence lawyer in Shazran Abdul Lateef’s case yesterday informed the court that they will write to the ...

2 Sisters Charged with Trafficking Persons to NZ
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2 Sisters Charged with Trafficking Persons to NZ

The following data is authorised for release by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and relates...

15 People, Including 15-Year-Old Charged in Month of September
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15 People, Including 15-Year-Old Charged in Month of September

There were 15 people charged with a total of 35 counts of separate serious sexual offence incidents in the month of ...

Date Set For Bail Hearing
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Date Set For Bail Hearing

A bail hearing date has been set for man charged with rape. The accused appeared before High Court judge Justice Dan...

Youngest Rape Accused Aged 11: ODPP
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Youngest Rape Accused Aged 11: ODPP

He was one of the 14 people charged with 26 counts of separate alleged incidents including 25 rape cases and one sex...

No Charges Against Government MP
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No Charges Against Government MP

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Christopher Pryde, (DPP) has decided that no charges will be laid against gover...

Rape and Sexual Offences Statistics
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Rape and Sexual Offences Statistics

Twenty-two people have been charged with a total of 37 counts of separate alleged incidents last month. This was rev...

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