Assessors find man guilty of rape

Court Mallet

Three high court assessors today handed down a guilty verdict in relation to a 37 year old man who raped a 21 year old woman in 2011.

High Court judge Justice Salesi Temo agreed with the assessors and will sentence the man tomorrow.

It was alleged that on September 22, 2011 at Newtown, Suva the man who had a relationship with the women for 6 months raped her without her consent.

The court was told that although both had a relationship the aggravating factor in this case, is that the woman sustained injuries and also suffered psychological trauma.