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Farmer convicted of raping niece

July 19, 2019 10:30 am

A 45-year-old man from Kadavu has been convicted of three counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.

The perpetrator raped his eight-year-old niece on multiple occasions between 2017 and 2018.

The court heard that the victim confided in her teacher after the last incident in June 2018 because she was afraid to tell her mother. The matter was then taken up to the Head Teacher who filed a police complaint.

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It was revealed in court that the perpetrator raped the victim in his bedroom, in a toilet, and in a mangrove swamp.

Assessors unanimously found the man guilty.

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