Sixteen year old charged for alleged rape

The ?16 year old student alleged to have raped a 7 year old student in Nadi earlier this week has been charged with one count of rape.

The incident is alleged to have occurred just meters from the victim?s home sometime between 1600-1800hrs.

The victim was playing outside her house when the suspect led her to nearby bushes where the alleged incident occurred. The suspect fled the scene when the victim?s grandfather went looking for her and found her.

Police will be making an application for his case in court. He remains in custody.

POLICE MEDIA CELL