Vale­sasa pleads not guilty to rape

Fiji Sun - - Comment -

A 41-year-old man charged with rape has pleaded not guilty at the Suva High Court yes­ter­day.

Sai­moni Vale­sasa ap­peared be­fore Judge Jus­tice Riyaaz Hamza and has fur­ther re­manded in cus­tody.

It is al­leged that on May 13, this year, Vale­sasa raped a 3-year-old girl at Lami. De­fence coun­sel Talei Kean has sought 14 days to re­spond to the pro­posed agreed facts. The case has been ad­journed to Oc­to­ber 11, for men­tion.

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