Alleged ‘Serial rapist’ formally charged in Deuba rape case
A 39 year old man has finally been charged by police following an intensive investigation into the rape and brutal murder of a 14 year old girl at Deuba
The 39 year old man who is a prime suspect in the investigations has been formally charged with 2 counts of rape, 1 count of murder and 1 count of abduction.
Police revealed today the 39 year old man is a first ever case of a ‘serial rapist’.
After 19 days since the brutal death of the 14 year old girl, police have now laid formal charges against the 39 year old man.
Charges were made based on evidence and confession by the man to the offences. however a DNA test result is yet to be recieved.
” I can confirm now that we have arrested and formally charged a suspect for 2 cases of rape, a case of murder and a case of abduction. The suspect is a 39 year old security officer of the same settlement Vunibuabua of Deuba” said SSP Luke Navela – Acting Chief of Intelligence
This is not the first rape case for the 39 year old and Police are now calling him a ‘serial rapist’.
The 39 year old man is charged with the rape of three other girls which were discovered when police were conducting investigations on the recent rape and murder case.
The 39-year-old man has been charged for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl in 1998 and a 16-year-old girl in 2002.
These cases were reported by the victims.
The man has already appeared in court for allegedly raping his 16-year-old niece in Deuba two years ago.
Navela highlighted that traditional apologies and suppression of village members have been a hindrance to people coming forward to report the matter.
” As you can see in these few rape cases, there have been suppression of the relatives in regards to them reporting and we came to know that the mother of the suspect was doing all these things being traditional and using her position as a church ministers wife but unfortunately she died ”
Navela said the villagers also feared him as he is also a drug dealer.
“As we have seen this case could’ve been avoided if this victims come to police and report, they have the Deuba Police Post, they can report they have so much time to report but as as i had mentioned they were suppressed. The man is a drug lord and maybe they are frightened of him, fear that something maybe done to them as he is a drug lord in that area”
More people are coming forward with allegations of sexual offences conducted by the 39 year old man which police are investigating.
The 39 year old man will appear in the Suva court tomorrow morning.
Source : //fijione.tv/ 3 /30/16