Step-fa­ther gets 13 years for rape, in­de­cent assault

Fiji Sun - - Fiji Today - Jes­sica Gounder

A 55-year-old step-fa­ther will spend 13 years in jail for rape and in­de­cent assault. The mat­ter was called be­fore Jus­tice Achala Wen­gap­puli in the High Court in Suva yes­ter­day. Jus­tice Wen­gap­puli had con­curred with the as­ses­sor’s de­ci­sion on a guilty ver­dict. Be­tween Jan­uary 1, 2004 and May 31, 2012, the step-fa­ther in­de­cently as­saulted his 11-year-old step-daugh­ter. He is sen­tenced to 13 years for rape and three years for in­de­cent assault, which will be served con­cur­rently. The non-pa­role pe­riod he re­ceived is 10 years. He has 30 days to ap­peal.

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