Re­tired Teacher, 64, Ap­pears for Al­leged Rape of Grand­daugh­ter

Fiji Sun - - Nation - ASHNA KU­MAR Edited by Percy Kean Feed­back: ashna.ku­[email protected]­jisun.com.fj

Are­tired pri­mary school teacher fac­ing rape charges yesterday ap­peared at the High Court in Suva.

The 64-year-old is fac­ing one count of rape of his grand­daugh­ter.

The ac­cused ap­peared be­fore Judge Jus­tice Daniel Goundar.

It is al­leged that the ac­cused ear­lier this year, in Suva, had al­legedly raped his six-year-old grand­daugh­ter.

The pros­e­cu­tor from the Of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions,

The pros­e­cu­tor from the Of­fice of the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions, Shirley Ti­vao, told the court that the State was yet to file in­for­ma­tion in the mat­ter, be­fore the ac­cused’s plea could be taken.

Shirley Ti­vao, told the court that the State was yet to file in­for­ma­tion in the mat­ter, be­fore the ac­cused’s plea could be taken. She re­quested for 14 days to meet with the com­plainant prior to fil­ing the in­for­ma­tion. Jus­tice Goundar granted 14 days to the pros­e­cu­tion and trans­ferred the mat­ter to be heard and for trial be­fore Judge Jus­tice Salesi Temo. The mat­ter was ad­journed for men­tion to check on the in­for­ma­tion to Au­gust 12.

Bail was ex­tended for the ac­cused.

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