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Stepfather sentenced for rape

January 26, 2017 10:45 pm

A 34-year-old father of two convicted of raping his 6-year-old daughter has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment by the Lautoka High Court.
The man was convicted of two counts of rape and the incidents happened in 2014.

Judge Justice Aruna Aluthge said that the man sent the victim’s mother to the shop and raped the victim.

He repeated the shameful act few weeks later.

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Justice Aluthge said that the man disregarded his responsibility and sexually exploited her vulnerability.

The High Court Judge said that the victim had to be relocated from her house due to his violent behaviour.

A non- parole period of 9 years has been imposed.

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