19th July 06:13 AM
61yr old sentenced to 10 years for rape of underaged boy and girl
By Vijay Narayan and Nirupa Siwan
Thursday 10/08/2017

A 61-year-old man who raped and sexually assaulted an underage boy and girl, has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment with 7 years non-parole period.

The man was charged with two counts of rape and two counts of sexual assault involving a boy and girl in Suva between 1st January 2013 to 31st December 2014.

The boy and girl were between 5 to 6 years old when the incidents occurred.

They were staying in the same village and the 61-year-old man Peni Namarua raped the boy and sexually assaulted the girl.   

The 61 year old man was in remand for 9 months and Justice Vinsent Perera said this would be taken as time spent imprisoned so the total sentence remaining is 9 years 3 months with 6 years 3 months non–parole period.

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