Accused rapists claims relationship existed

Update: 12:14PM THE man on trial for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl at Suva Point in February 2016 told the High Court today that he had been in a sexual relationship with the complainant.

The taxi driver testified before Justice Salesi Temo who ordered him to answer honestly or risk being tagged an  evasive witness.

The 34-year-old accused person stated that he gave the complainant a mobile phone worth $120. 

He claimed the complainant had asked him to buy her a mobile phone so that she could call him.

The man is charged with one count of rape.

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