3 Jan 2008

Fiji police report spate of rape attacks over festive weekend

11:12 am on 3 January 2008

Sex attacks against women in Fiji continue to soar with police investigating two separate cases that happened over the weekend.

Fiji Live online says Nadi police are looking for a man who is alleged to have raped a 30 year old woman early Sunday morning.

The victim was sleeping at home with her son, when the suspect forcibly entered the house and raped her.

In another case, Nausori police are looking for a man who attempted to rape a 16-year-old student.

Police say rape was the only major crime reported during the festive period.

A 19-year-old woman was allegedly gang raped on Christmas day in Sigatoka by seven men who were arrested but later released due to lack of evidence.

Another woman, 23, was forcefully taken in a car on Saturday night and allegedly gang raped by four men at a vacant house in Nausori.

No charges have been laid in any of these cases.