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22-year-old acquitted of defilement charge

August 23, 2018 12:42 am

A 22-year-old man who allegedly defiled a 15-year-old girl in a boarding school in Bua last year was today acquitted of the charges by the Labasa High court.

The alleged incident happened in October last year.

The court heard that the man entered the school compound at midnight and after a conversation with the complainant had sexual intercourse with her inside a vacant dormitory.

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The accused in his evidence said that the complainant had told him that she was 18-years- old.

High court Judge Justice Daniel Goundar said he felt unsure of the accused’s guilt and acquitted him of the charges.

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