Fiji church leader sentenced to two years jail for sex offence

Updated at 10:31 am on 14 November 2012

The founder of an evangelist church in Fiji has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for sexual assault.

Fiji media reports All Nation Church leader Reverend Epeli Ratabacaca was sentenced in the Suva Magistrates Court this morning.

He was earlier acquitted of two counts of rape.

The conviction relates to an assault which took place last year.

On the church's website Ratabacaca says he founded the church thirteen years ago after tours of military duty in the Middle East.

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