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Father-in-law gets 12 years imprisonment for rape

October 23, 2015 3:46 am

The Suva High Court has sentenced a man to 12 years imprisonment after being found guilty of raping his daughter-in-law.

The court heard that the perpetrator, a 45-year-old taxi driver, raped the victim twice in October 2010 after she married his son in August that year.

The victim complained about the rape but perpetrator denied raping her and so she was forced to leave the house by her mother-in-law.

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The victim was then taken back to her parents place and her husband, under the pretext of giving a second chance, offered to live with her after their separation because she accused his father of raping her.

The victim later discovered that her husband only gave her a second chance to try and persuade her to withdraw the rape charges.

The man must serve at least 10 years behind bars before being eligible for parole.

A permanent Domestic Violence restraining order will also be in place to protect the victim.

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