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Man charged for selling minors further remanded

September 17, 2019 6:29 am

A 38-year-old man charged with allegedly selling minors for immoral purposes has been further remanded by the Suva High Court.

Josevata Werelagi is charged with one count of aggravated sexual servitude and three counts of domestic trafficking of children.

The accused is also charged with an alternative count of selling minors under the age of 18 for an immoral purpose.

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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 state also told the court that they are ready for the trial.

Trial dates are yet to be finalized.

The matter will be recalled on October 25th for pre-trial conference.

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