Man remanded for the alleged abduction of 8-year-old

A MAN charged with a count each of abduction of a child under the age of 18 with intent to commit carnal knowledge and attempted rape appeared at the Suva Magistrates Court this afternoon.

He has been placed in remand by Magistrate Deepika Prakash.

The accused is alleged to have unlawfully taken an 8-year-old girl away with the intent to have carnal knowledge on December 2, 2018, in Suva.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Luke Qerewaqa objected to bail on the grounds that it was an indictable and very serious offence.

He also highlighted that the accused was a known offender.

Magistrate Prakash has adjourned the case to December 19.

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