Man cops seven years for rape

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A MAN convicted of a count each of rape and sexual assault was sentenced to seven years and seven months imprisonment by the High Court in Suva.

It is alleged that he had raped and sexually assaulted his niece on October 17, 2018, in Nasinu.

In passing sentence yesterday, Justice Thushara Rajasinghe said court the found the offence of rape serious and the purpose of the sentence was to deter would be offenders.

Justice Rajasinghe said the court found that man committed an opportunistic offence and there was a breach of trust by him as he was the complainants uncle.

A non-parole of five years and seven months has been imposed on him.

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