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Sister testifies in rape trial

June 20, 2018 5:05 am

The sister of a man allegedly raped by his male cousin took the stand at a rape trial in Suva high court today.

The 27-year-old accused faces a charge of rape in the alleged incident which occurred in Nausori on July 6th, 2014.

The victim’s sister said she was testifying according to information her brother had shared with her about the alleged incident.

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She says the family attended a wedding on that day and returned home without her brother who stayed back at the request of the accused and three other male cousins.

It’s believed the four forced her brother to drink alcohol before going to one of their homes where the accused allegedly raped the victim.

She said her brother told her not to tell anyone because he was ashamed and afraid.

The women says he only told her about the incident as a warning to be careful of the four cousins who regularly visited their home.

She then told their mother about the incident and a report was filed with the Police.

The trial continues tomorrow.

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