A man who allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl in Lakena and then tried to run her over before attempting to rape another girl last month will appear in the Nausori Magistrate Court today.
Manasa Ratuloaloa is charged with one count of abduction of a person under 18 years with the intent to have carnal knowledge, wrongful confinement, indecently annoying any person, assault with intent to commit rape and rape.
Ratuloaloa is also charged with one count of criminal trespass and one count of assault.
The man had offered the 12‑year‑old girl a ride and took her to Lakena where he allegedly raped her.
The girl managed to fight off her attacker and freed herself and it is alleged the man then tried to run the victim over with his car.
Later on Ratuloaloa allegedly tried to lure another girl in a similar way however she managed to fight off the man where Police was then able to get a clear description of the vehicle.
He was arrested near Naduruloulou.
In another case a 19‑year‑old man who allegedly raped a woman in Holland Street on 30th December 2016, will appear in court today.
Isoa Rainima is charged with seven counts of rape and a count each of assault with intent to commit rape, sexual assault, criminal intimidation and robbery.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.