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Assessors to deliver opinion

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

THE State has asked the three assessors in a rape trial to consider the fact the victim went looking for help at a police station after allegedly being raped.

In its closing submissions, the State told the High Court in Suva the victim, on October 27, 2012, was helpless and had no option but to follow the accused as she needed her mobile phone which was her only means of communication.

The court heard the victim had gone to Suva for a haircut and decided to have a few drinks afterwards. This was when she met the accused, someone she knew as they had lived together in the same area.

The court heard the accused asked the victim to use her mobile phone but when he failed to return it, the victim followed him to a nightclub where they had a few drinks before leaving for his place.

The court heard the accused then dragged the victim into bed and raped her.

She later reported the matter to police.

The summing up will be held at 9.30am today.








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