Alleged teenage rape victim testifies in court

Update: 2:04PM A 16-YEAR-old girl who was allegedly raped by a 34-year-old taxi driver in 2016 today told the High Court that she was good friends with the accused person.

The now 18-year-old victim said the accused was supposed to drop her home but the accused told her that he wanted to talk to her for some time before dropping her home.

She said the accused told her that he was a single man and that he wanted her to be his girlfriend.

The victim said she told the accused that they could only be friends and that she did not want to destroy his family.

The taxi driver is charged with one count of rape.

The alleged incident took place in September 2016 at Suva Point. 

The trial continues before Justice Salesi Temo.

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