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Rapist Shows No Remorse After Guilty Verdict

SUVA – A 43-year-old ex-prisoner who raped a woman in Jittu Estate last year showed no remorse when the three assessors and High Court Judge Justice Paul Madigan delivered a guilty verdict yesterday.

Tui Mateo Tukainiu raped a 19-year-old woman on the 16th of March last year while she was on her way to her boyfriend’s house.

In mitigation, Tukainiu maintained that he did not commit the offence.

He said he has three children from two women and is supporting them.

Tukainiu has five previous convictions including larceny, assault and possession of dangerous drugs.

He will be sentenced on Friday.

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