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Grandfather facing rape charges bailed

May 27, 2019 12:34 pm

A 64-year-old grandfather charged with one count of rape has been granted bail by the Suva High Court.

The man who is a retired school teacher is alleged to have raped his 6-year-old granddaughter.

In court today, the State informed the Judge that the medical report of the complainant does not support the charge of rape at the moment.

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The Judge questioned whether the report shows signs of sexual abuse, to which State replied it will need to consult with the doctor at the Raiwaqa Medical Center as this is where the matter was reported.

The State is also yet to meet the victim of this matter.

The Judge has granted bail on a surety bond of $5,000.

The matter has been adjourned to July 22nd for a plea.

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