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Man convicted of rape

November 17, 2015 5:32 pm

A 33-year-old father of five, who was convicted of rape involving a 13-year-old girl, has been sentenced to eleven years imprisonment yesterday.

The offense took place in 2013.

Lautoka High Court Judge Thusshara Rajasinghe says rape is the worst form of sexual assault, which infringes a person’s dignity and pride.

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He says sexual violence on juveniles by the people who live with them at their homes, is a matter of great concern and such crimes have now become prevalent in the society.

The man will be eligible for parole after a period of nine years imprisonment.

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