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Father of five jailed for assault

A 49-YEAR-old security guard was sentenced to five years in prison for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy in Ba in 2012.

High Court judge Justice Aruna Aluthge said while the accused had committed a heinous act, she took into account his clear record and family commitments.

The security guard, a father of five children, will be eligible for parole after serving three years in prison.

According to details read out in the High Court in Lautoka, the victim was sexually assaulted after he approached the accused in a sugarcane field and asked him for a cane stalk.

The accused led the victim to another cane field where he undressed and sexually assaulted him.

He warned the victim not to tell anyone of the incident.

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