Man charged with rap­ing 10-year-old grand­daugh­ter

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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

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