A BRITISH female volunteer who came to teach in a primary school on Ovalau Island in 2011 told the court yesterday about how she was raped by a man as she was talking on the phone to her mother in England.
The complainant, who was 20 years old at the time of the offence, told the court during her examination-in-chief she had just attended a teachers meeting and was making her way to a spot where she was able to get mobile connection when she saw a man sitting by the road with his T-shirt draped over his head.
While the woman was talking to her mother, she said she heard footsteps approaching.
She said she recognised the man as the same one who'd been sitting by the road.
With tears in her eyes, the volunteer recalled how she had greeted the man with 'bula', and the man returned her greeting.
According to the complainant, the man then carried her a few meters from where she was sitting talking on the phone before raping her.
She said she could only call out to her mother on the phone "help mum, please, help. I'm being attacked".
The complainant said she tried to offer her attacker cash but he refused and told her "he didn't want anything from me; he said he just wanted me".
The man faces three counts of rape.