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Appeal rejected for man convicted of indecent assault

January 24, 2020 11:19 am

The appeal of a Suva man sentenced for indecently assaulting a 13-year-old girl has been rejected.

The security officer was sentenced to two years four months imprisonment last year and filed an appeal for a reduction of the prison term.

In his submission, the man had also stated that his family was facing difficulties while he was in remand.

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The judge rejected the appeal stating the crime was heinous as the victim was a minor.

The judge also stated that his appeal was out of time as it was five months late.

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