Judiciary

83-yr-old man charged with rape appears in court

The 83-year-old man who allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl appeared in the Nadi Magistrates Court. Jone Vakacegu of Nadi is charged with two counts of “Rape” and two counts of “Indecent assault”. The Prosecution objected to the bail as the matter was an indictable offence and of public interest and that the victim is ten years of […]

Peni Shute

June 7, 2016 8:20 am

The 83-year-old man who allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl appeared in the Nadi Magistrates Court.

Jone Vakacegu of Nadi is charged with two counts of “Rape” and two counts of “Indecent assault”.

The Prosecution objected to the bail as the matter was an indictable offence and of public interest and that the victim is ten years of age.

The matter has been transferred to Lautoka High Court.

The accused has been remanded in custody.

The case will be called on the 15th of June, 2016.

An 83-year-old man of Mulomulo in Nadi has been charged with the alleged rape of a 10-year-old girl.

The accused is charged with two counts of “Rape” and two counts of “Indecent Assault”.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the man is alleged to have raped the girl on four separate occasions.

NAISORO: “The accused is alleged to have raped the child on four separate occasions between the periods of 16th of May, 2016 to the 3rd of June, 2016. The accused is a security officer at a supermarket complex and this is where he is believed to have befriended the child and over a period of time allegedly committed the offence.”

Naisoro said the man will be produced at the Nadi Magistrates Court today.

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