3 men charged with separate cases of rape of minors remanded in custody

3 men charged with separate cases of rape of minors remanded in custody

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Thursday 23/05/2024
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Three men who were charged for two separate cases of rape have been remanded in custody.

Police say two men aged 21 years were charged and appeared in the Nadi Magistrates Court yesterday for the alleged rape of a 17-year-old.

The two allegedly committed the offence on the morning of the 16th of May in a vacant home in a village where they and the victim are from.

Police say the matter was reported by the victim’s parents after they were alerted by a relative that the victim was seen inside the vacant home.

The two were charged with one count of rape and will reappear in the Lautoka High Court on the 30th of this month.

In another case, a 33-year-old man appeared in the Nasinu Magistrates Court and has been remanded for allegedly raping his 15-year-old niece.

Police say the matter was reported to the Nasinu Police after the girl relayed the alleged incident to her mother.

They say on the 10th of this month, the accused had allegedly entered the girl’s home drunk and forced the her into the restroom, where he performed sexual acts.

The girl’s father was attending to their farm near their home, and the girl was at home with her 6-year-old sister.

The accused was remanded for 14 days to await his next court appearance.

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