Judge Finds Mother Rapist Guilty


In a first for Fiji, a 45-year-old woman was convicted in the Suva High Court yesterday after she was found guilty of raping her daughter.

The incidents happened in Nasinu between January 1, 2016 and July 5, 2016 when the victim was in Year Eight.

Judge Justice Salesi Temo is expected to deliver the sentence of the mother of four today at 11:30am.

The assessors deliberated for about 25 minutes and came out with a mixed opinion.

The first and third assessor found the woman guilty on a count of rape while the second assessor found her not guilty.

On the second count of sexual assault, all three assessors found the woman guilty as charged.

While convicting the woman, Justice Temo said that he found the victim to be a credible witness.

He said he had reviewed all the evidence said during trial in accordance with the summing up that he delivered to the three assessors.

He said

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