21st November 12:56 AM
73yr‑old man charged with raping his three close family members remanded in custody
By Semi Turaga
Monday 21/05/2018

A 73‑year‑old man charged with raping his three close family members has been remanded in custody by the Suva High Court.

He has been asked by High Court Judge Justice Riyaz Hamza to provide two sureties to the court.

The prosecution has no objections to bail.

It is alleged that the 73‑year‑old man first sexually assaulted his 10‑year‑old daughter in 1982.

She is alleged to have been impregnated by him when she was 15 years old.

It is alleged that she was continually molested for ten years.

The man then allegedly raped the daughter he had with his own daughter.

The second victim was first allegedly sexually assaulted when she was 10 years old in 1997.

It is alleged that she was continually molested till 2013.

The third complainant who is the man’s granddaughter‑in‑law was allegedly raped last year when she was 20‑years‑old.

The elderly man is facing four counts of rape and three counts of indecent assault.

The dates of the alleged offences range from 1982 to November 2016 which happened in Rakiraki and Suva.

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