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69-year-old grandfathers’ trial to start tomorrow

16:32 Mon Sep 10, 2018


69-year-old grandfathers’ trial to start tomorrow

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Report by: Kathrin Krishna

A 69-year-old grandfather who is charged with two counts of rape appeared before the Suva High Court today.

It is alleged that he raped his 11-year-old granddaughter between June 1st 2015 and August 31st, 2015.

He pleaded not guilty to his charges.

While giving her opening remarks, state lawyer Susan Serukai said the accused has been traumatized by the action of someone she trusted.

She also said a person who had authority, took advantage of the vulnerable.

Judge Justice Riyaz Hamza said the trial proper will begin tomorrow at the Suva High Court.

The victim will take the stand tomorrow.



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