Man gets 7 years for rap­ing ex-girl­friend

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A 32-year-old man was sen­tenced at the High Court in Lau­toka to seven years in jail for rape and com­mon as­sault. Be­tween April 13, 2013 and April 14, 2013 the ac­cused raped his exgirl­friend and slapped her at his apart­ment after drink­ing al­co­hol. He ap­peared be­fore Jus­tice Aruna Aluthge. The ac­cused must serve five years in jail be­fore he is el­i­gi­ble for pa­role. He has been given 30 days to ap­peal to the Fiji Court of Ap­peal.

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