Sexual Abuse

Man appears in court over rape of 69-yr-old

A 54-year-old man appeared before the Labasa Magistrate Court yesterday for allegedly indecently assaulting and raping a woman in Waininunu, Bua. The man is charged with one count of assault and rape. Divisional Police Commander North, SSP Shiri Bhawan Singh said the victim is a 69-year-old stroke patient and the incident happened on May 14th when she […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

May 19, 2016 1:28 pm

A 54-year-old man appeared before the Labasa Magistrate Court yesterday for allegedly indecently assaulting and raping a woman in Waininunu, Bua.

The man is charged with one count of assault and rape.

Divisional Police Commander North, SSP Shiri Bhawan Singh said the victim is a 69-year-old stroke patient and the incident happened on May 14th when she was alone at home.

SINGH: “The incident happened sometime last week, the woman was alone at home when the incident happened. When the incident happened family members of the victim went straight to the Savusavu Police Station and reported what had happened. Investigation was carried out and he was brought down at the Labasa Magistrate Court.”

The matter has been referred to the Labasa High Court, the man has been further remanded in custody until the 25th of this month.

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