25th June 07:40 PM
Man jailed for over 10 years for raping 12yr-old cousin
By Jessica Savike
Tuesday 12/06/2018

A 21-year-old man who was convicted of rape has been sentenced to 10 years and nine months imprisonment by the Labasa High Court.

The man had lured his 12-year-old cousin into a farm house and raped her sometime in 2016 in Labasa.

Judge Justice Daniel Goundar stated that the rape of a child is so disgusting that a punishment must be imposed to mark the community’s outrage against such crimes.

He adds that sexual violence against children by their relatives is too prevalent in the society.

A non-parole period has not been set as the accused’s prospect of rehabilitation is high.

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