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Police hunt for man over rape of 16-yr-old in Nadi

Police are searching for a 39-year-old man who allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl in Nadi earlier this week. Police Spokesperson, Inspector Josaia Weicavu, said the offence occurred on Monday while the girl was home alone attending to some household chores. The matter was then reported to Nadi Police by the victim’s aunt after the victim relayed […]

Peni Shute

March 17, 2016 10:49 am

Police are searching for a 39-year-old man who allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl in Nadi earlier this week.

Police Spokesperson, Inspector Josaia Weicavu, said the offence occurred on Monday while the girl was home alone attending to some household chores.

The matter was then reported to Nadi Police by the victim’s aunt after the victim relayed the story to her.

Inspector Weicavu said the suspect is known to police and investigations continue into the matter.

Police is asking parents to be more vigilant and not leave their young children home alone or in the care of someone else, as in most of the cases that are coming up, the suspect is either a family friend, a member of the family or even a religious leader.

Anyone with information on the rape suspect is requested to contact Crime Stoppers on 919 or Nadi Police Station on 6700 222.

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