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Pastor faces rape charge

September 29, 2015 7:53 pm

A pastor who was charged with indecent assault earlier this week has also been charged with rape.

Jone Cokanauto will be produced at the Taveuni Magistrates Court at a later date.

Chief of Intelligence and Investigation, ACP Henry Brown says the alleged offence occurred in Taveuni which is why it will be heard there.

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Brown says it is a jurisdictional matter.

Cokanauto is being held in custody pending a court decision on his application to be released on bail.

He appeared in the Nasinu Magistrates Court on Monday afternoon and was charged with one count of indecent assault.

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