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Court Briefs – 26 Nov 2021

Man rapes person living with disability Tom Ezekiel pleaded guilty to 1 count of act of indecency without consent and 2 counts of sexual intercourse without consent. He was convicted on his own plea and the admitted facts. The...

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Fatal assault suspect arrested

Police in Port Vila have arrested a suspect pending investigating into the fatal assault of a young mother at Blacksand area yesterday morning. The 20-year-old deceased from Pentecost is survived by her 3-month old baby,...

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Court Briefs – Nov 19th 2021

Man charged with indecency over 2-year period Ronie Vira was found guilty and convicted of 2 counts of sexual intercourse without consent and an act of indecency without consent. Sexual intercourse without consent has a maximum...

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Court Briefs November 5th 2021

Married man rapes 8-year-old James Ngisa pleaded guilty to 3 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and act of indecency with a young person. The maximum sentence for unlawful sexual intercourse is 14 years’ imprisonment. The...

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Court Briefs – October 29th 2021

Father jailed for raping wife and daughter Lenlen Leleny Ansen pleaded guilty to two charges of sexual intercourse without consent, and a charge of incest. The maximum sentence for all 3 charges is life imprisonment however 16...

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Jail term for man who raped niece

A man was sentenced to 9 years and 6 months’ imprisonment for having sexual intercourse with his niece more than once, and for his act of indecency without consent. Ronnie Vira committed the offences against his niece when she...

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Court Briefs

31-year-old charged with cultivation and possession of cannabis Mali Bwibwi pleaded guilty to one count of cultivation of cannabis and one count of possession of cannabis. The maximum penalty for cultivation and possession of...

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Court Briefs – 8th October

 Grandfather molests granddaughter Tembes Quara pleaded guilty to one charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a child under 13 years of age. The maximum sentence for this crime is life in prison; however, 6 years was adopted...

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Court Briefs – Sept 24th 2021

Father of 5 gets two years reduced for raping another woman Michael Selwyn pleaded guilty to sexual intercourse without consent. The collective maximum penalty for rape is life imprisonment, however, 6 years was adopted as the...

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Court Briefs

17-year-old rapes woman with disability The defendant, Sao Christopher, pleaded guilty to one charge of sexual intercourse without consent to a 25-year-old single woman living with physical disability. He has been sentenced to 3...

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18 YEARS IMPRISONMENT FOR KILLER

The man that fatally stabbed a woman in March this year at Tassiriki area has been sentenced to serve 18 years in prison. Ernest Joseph pleaded guilty to one charge of premeditated intentional homicide. Joseph had accepted the...

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Murder Suspect Still On The Run

A man from Paama residing on Santo, Sahe Molu, wanted for the alleged murder of his partner, is still on the run since the incident early last week. In a statement issued yesterday, the Vanuatu Police Force (VPF) urged members...

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Caught in the act

A young man who had a habit of displaying his private parts to women and girls, got a lesson which he would never forget after he was caught in the act, and was overpowered by male members of the public last week. An eyewitness...

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36-year-old man jailed for incest

A 36-year-old man has been sentenced by the Supreme Court to 4 years and 9 months’ imprisonment for committing incest. The complainant in the case was his adopted daughter. The offending occurred when the complainant was 19...

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MP Faces Criminal Charges

Member of Parliament (MP) for Malekula, Mr. Sanick Asang is currently facing criminal charges, contrary to the Criminal Procedure Code Act. It was alleged that he assaulted his wife on two separate occasions on two consecutive...

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We Rise Coalition Partner Signing

Movement building in the Pacific feminist space through the We Rise Coalition will have a wider reach with the inclusion of four regional non-governmental organisations that signed a partnership agreement this week. Brown Girl...

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