Man charged with raping 10-year-old granddaughter
A56-year-old man appeared at the Nadi Magistrates Court yesterday for allegedly raping his 10-year-old granddaughter. The accused appeared before Magistrate Siromi Turaga. He was charged with one count of rape. The court heard that the incident happened between May 18 and May 19 in Nadi.
Sergeant Peceli Heritage represented the Police prosecution while lawyer Litia Vateitei appeared for the accused as defence counsel. The accused understood the charges after it was read to him. Magistrate Turaga said the offence was an indictable one and transferred the matter to the High Court. Magistrate Turaga further remanded the accused in custody and will appear at the Lautoka High Court on June 10 for mention. Edited by Rusiate Mataika