16th October 10:03 AM
Retired school teacher tells court that victims had approached him about the incident in 2012
By Dhanjay Deo
Tuesday 05/12/2017

The rape trial of a former school teacher resumed this morning where a retired school teacher took the stand before High Court Judge Justice Salesi Temo.

The former primary school teacher is charged with four counts of rape and nine counts of sexual assault.

The retired school teacher told the court that he and the accused were teaching in the same school in Nasinu in 2012.

He said three girls had approached him and one of them told him that the accused was touching his private parts in front of her.

The retired school teacher also told the court that another girl told him that the accused had shown her his private parts while they were playing.

He says the third girl had told him that the accused had forced her to touch his private parts.

The 11th prosecution witness also told the court that one of the girls had told him that the accused had told her to follow her to Village Six Cinemas while they were at the ANZ Stadium for their Zone Meet but she ran away.

Meanwhile, during cross-examination, the retired school teacher agreed that some of the things he revealed in court today were not stated in his police statement.

When questioned by defence lawyer, Aman Ravindra Singh, the retired school teacher disagreed that he had discussed the case with other teachers.

The trial will continue this afternoon.

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