Man who raped girl, 9, gets three years in jail

Fiji Sun - - Comment - JESSICA GOUNDER jessica.gounder@fi­jisun.com.fj

A65-year-old man has been jailed for three years and four months for rap­ing his dis­tant rel­a­tive, who was just nine-year­sold. Jus­tice Vin­cent Per­era told the ac­cused that as an el­derly rel­a­tive he had breached the trust of the girl, and took ad­van­tage of the vic­tim’s vul­ner­a­bil­ity with an age gap of 55 be­tween them. The ac­cused had pleaded guilty to four counts of sex­ual as­sault, which was com­mit­ted be­tween April 8, 2015 and April 11, 2015, in Nau­sori. Jus­tice Per­era also im­posed a per­ma­nent re­strain­ing or­der against the ac­cused to pro­tect the vic­tim. Edited by Caroline Ratu­cadra

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