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Man charged for selling minors ordered to arrange sureties

June 24, 2019 4:45 pm

A 38-year-old man charged for allegedly selling minors for immoral purposes has been ordered to find two sureties.

Josevata Werelagi is charged with one count of Aggravated Sexual Servitude and three counts of Domestic Trafficking of Children.

Werelagi was today remanded in custody by High Court Judge Justice Salesi Temo for not providing two sureties – as ordered on March 26th – when he was granted bail.

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The defense told the court that the sureties will be present in court on July 8th.

It is alleged that between the 18th to the 22nd of July 2015, Werelagi threatened or forced a 15-year-old girl to enter into or remain in sexual servitude.

It is also alleged that between the 18th to the 20th of July 2015, he facilitated the transportation of a 15-year-old girl from Nausori to Rewa Street in Suva, with the intent that the girl will be used to provide sexual services.

The matter will be recalled on July 8th for a pre-trial conference.

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