Man cops over 10 years imprisonment for rape
December 24, 2018 7:45 am
A man has been sentenced to ten years and ten months imprisonment for raping a woman.
The incident happened in December, 2012 in Suva.
The Court heard that the man invited the victim and her male companion into the Flea Market so they could have sexual intercourse.
He then spoke briefly to the complainant’s male companion who left the market following that.
The Court heard the man then forcefully pushed the complainant down when she was seated on the floor and raped her.
High Court Judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe while sentencing the man says the victim had an emotional and psychological effect after the offence.
The Judge says she has also been experiencing rejection and refusal from her family and relatives.
The man is eligible for parole after serving eight years and ten months imprisonment.