Suva High Court Judge Justice Salesi Temo handed down the sentence in the first ever case where a mother raped her daughter.
“You tread even where angels fear to tread” – These are the words of High Court Judge Justice Salesi Temo when he sentenced the 45 year old woman found guilty of raping and sexually assaulting her 14 year old daughter.
While reading out his sentence Justice Temo told the mother that her action was a serious breach of trust as she was the complainant’s biological mother.
He added mothers are supposed to look after their daughters and counsel them to become good citizens of this country however she did the unthinkable.
He continued that the woman had no regard for her child. Justice Temo sentenced her to 13 years imprisonment with a non parole period of 12 years.
The matter was reported at Nakasi Police Station by the 14-year-old girl’s teacher.
The girl had told the teacher that her mother had been raping her from the 1st of January to 5th of July last year.