Isoa Rainima has been sentenced to 23 years imprisonment for rape.

Rainima has been convicted of brutally raping a 23 – year – old student along Holland Street in 2016 was yesterday sentenced to 23 years imprisonment with a non-parole period of 20 years.

The court concurred with the assessors’ unanimous opinion and convicted Isoa Rainima of one count of assault with intent to rape, seven counts of rape, one count of sexual assault, one count of criminal intimidation and one count of robbery.

On 30 December 2016, Rainima attacked the victim along Holland Street, pushed her off the railings and assaulted and raped her for almost an hour.

The court ordered that the sentences for assault with intent to rape, rape and criminal intimidation be made consecutive to each other.

The victim’s name is permanently suppressed to protect her privacy.

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