Rape trial begins in Suva

THE trial of a man who allegedly raped his niece commenced at the High Court in Suva today.

It is alleged that on October 15, 2016 the 41-year-old allegedly raped his 19-year-old niece.

The alleged incident took place at Sawaieke Village in Gau.

The courtroom was closed to members of the public as the complainant took the witness stand.

The trial will continue tomorrow before High Court judge Justice Riyaz Hamza.

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