November 22, 2016 10:50 am

Bus driver charged for rape of 12-year-old

A 30-year-old bus driver has been charged with one count of rape and is expected to be produced at the Nasinu Magistrates Court today. According to the police spokesperson Ana Naisoro, the accused is alleged to have raped a 12-year-old child at the bus company’s garage after the child failed to get off at her […]

A 30-year-old bus driver has been charged with one count of rape and is expected to be produced at the Nasinu Magistrates Court today.

According to the police spokesperson Ana Naisoro, the accused is alleged to have raped a 12-year-old child at the bus company’s garage after the child failed to get off at her intended destination.

NAISORO: “What is of great concern with this case is that the allegation against the accused whereby he committed the act fully realizing the vulnerable state of the victim who had fallen asleep during the course of her journey.

The victim had boarded the bus from Nausori and had fallen asleep missing her stop. It is alleged the accused did not attempt to wake the child up and took her back to the garage where he committed the offence.

The incident is believed to have occurred on the eve of the 12th of this month.