Nadi man sentenced to 11 years for rape of former partner

THE High Court in Lautoka has sentenced a Nadi man to 11 years, 11 months and 15 days in prison after he was found guilty of raping his former partner in 2017.

The 40-year-old father-of-two, charged with two counts of rape, had threatened to “kill and chop up” the victim’s body after she had broken off their relationship.

While delivering his sentence, judge Justice Sunil Sharma said there were a lot of aggravating factors in the case, including use of violence, prolonged violence, humiliation and degradation, breach of trust and emotional and psychological impact on the victim.

A non-parole period of 10 years was also set.

Permanent non-molestation and non-contact orders were also issued to protect the victim under the Domestic Violence Act.

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