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Former school teacher to be sentenced today for rape charges

05:39 Thu Dec 07, 2017


Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Ana Ravulo

A 35-year-old former class four primary school teacher in Nasinu who was found guilty of rape and sexual assault charges will be sentenced today.

The man was convicted of four counts of rape and nine counts of sexual assault of students.

Defence Counsel, Amand Ravindra Singh asked the court to be merciful on him as he is married with a seven-year old daughter.

Singh says that there has been a breach of trust and the accused should be given a sentence of between ten to twelve years.

The man was found guilty by the three assessors’ yesterday afternoon.

The former primary school teacher is expected to be sentenced today at 12pm.



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