16th July 02:23 PM
Trial of man who allegedly raped 12-year-old girl then tried to run her over to take place next month
By Semi Turaga
Thursday 11/07/2019
Manasa Ratuloaloa allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl in Lakena in Nausori and then tried to run her over after she freed herself

The trial of man who allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl in Lakena in Nausori and then tried to run her over will take place from the 26th to the 30th of next month in the Suva High Court.

Manasa Ratuloaloa appeared before Justice Thushara Rajasinghe today.

He was charged last year with one count of abduction of a person under 18 years with the intent to have carnal knowledge, wrongful confinement, indecently annoying any person and assault with intent to commit rape and rape.

Ratuloaloa was 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.

The case has been adjourned to the 26th of this month for Pre-Trial conference.

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