Rapist sentenced to 11-plus years

A MAN who raped his sister-in-law has been sentenced to 11 years and 10 months by the High Court in Lautoka.

While delivering his sentence, High Court judge Justice Sunil Sharma said rape not only affected the integrity of a victim but it violated the human dignity, leaving scars of physiological devastation bringing about a sense of self-blame and hopelessness, which did not heal easily even after the physical injuries had healed.

The rapist will be eligible for parole after serving 10 years behind bars.

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