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Grandfather jailed for rape

October 28, 2015 11:13 pm

A grandfather has been jailed for 10-years 8 months by the Suva High Court.

He was found guilty on one count of indecently annoying a person and one count of rape by the High Court.

The incident happened in 2013 between January and June.

The Court heard that the man called his granddaughter to his bedroom where he indecently assaulted and raped her.

He will be eligible for parole after serving 9 years.

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Grandfather jailed for rape

November 26, 2013 5:52 am

The Lautoka High Court today sentenced a 57-year- old man to eleven years and five months imprisonment for raping his eight-year-old granddaughter.

The court heard the child was raped while she was asleep in April this year.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges however the assessors found him guilty on one count of rape.

Judge Sudharshana De Silva while sentencing the man said he had no remorse for his actions and traumatized the victim who is of a tender age.

Judge De Silva while sentencing the accused took into account the fact that he has a 5 year old daughter, who is asthmatic and he is a diabetic.

He will be eligible for parole after serving 10 years of imprisonment and has 30 days to appeal against the sentence.