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Man gets nine years for rape of a tourist

July 15, 2016 1:36 am

A 31-year- old man who raped a 56 -year-old foreigner two years ago has been sentenced to nine years and two months imprisonment by the Labasa High Court.

Judge Justice Priyantha Fernando says the complainant had gone to see a water slide in Taveuni when the 31 year old man raped her.

He also stole an iPhone worth $1200 which was later discovered in a bush.

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While sentencing Jone Bogi, Justice Fernando said that tourism is one of the major sources of foreign exchange in Fiji and the tourists who visit Fiji should be encouraged and protected.

Bogi who stands convicted of one count of rape and theft will have to serve seven years behind bars before being eligible for parole.

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