27 Jun 2017

Fiji pastor jailed for 20 years for rapes

3:22 pm on 27 June 2017

A Fijian pastor who raped and indecently assaulted women claiming he was acting on behalf of God has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

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Jone Cokanauto was found guilty on Monday of all 10 counts of rape, indecent assault and attempted rape involving four women over a 13 year period.

FBC News reported the sentence was announced at the Suva High Court.

His sentence included a non-parole period of 19 years.