Man found guilty of rape

A SIGATOKA man in his 20s has been found guilty of rape by the High Court in Lautoka.

Aminio Vukicigau is believed to have raped a woman during a drinking party on October 15, 2014, in Sigatoka.

He appeared before judge Justice Aruna Aluthge charged with one count of rape.

While delivering the judgment, Justice Aluthge informed the court that the complainant had been part of a drinking party with the accused, her cousin and a few others.

It was around this time that the accused pulled and forced the victim into a van where he had sexual intercourse with her.

The summary of facts stated the victim had tried to stop the accused, but she could not.

The victim is believed to have screamed and hit the side of the van, but no one came to assist her.

Justice Aluthge told the court the victim had later relayed the incident to her uncle and then reported it to the police.