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Pickle seller sentenced for raping neighbour

11:05 Wed Dec 06, 2017


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Report by: Ritika Pratap

A twenty-six-year-old pickle seller has been sentenced to 11-years eight months and eighteen days imprisonment for raping a young girl.

The man was found guilty of one count of rape.

The victim was twelve-years-old and the man was eighteen-years-old at the time of the incident.

The Court heard that the incident happened in October 2009 when the victim went to catch crabs with her mother, the convict and two others.

The victim and the man were far away from the others at the mangroves when the man threatened her and raped her.

The court heard the victim and the man were neighbours and distant relatives.

The victim told her mother about the incident two weeks later who then reported the matter to the police.

The man has a non-parole sentence of nine-years.



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