7 years for rape of boy
September 8, 2015 11:14 pm
A teenager who raped a 9 year old boy at least 4 times between October 2014 and April this year has been sentenced to 7 years imprisonment.
He pleaded guilty to 1 representative count of rape in the Lautoka High Court and must serve at least 3 years before parole.
Court records state that the perpetrator who was 18 at the time admitted to committing the offence about 4 times.
The victim who lived in the same village as the perpetrator – in his police statement was able to describe 2 occasions when he was taken into the bushes and raped.
The Lautoka High Court in sentencing states that the perpetrator exploited the vulnerability of a 9 year old knowing he wouldn’t resist.