Prosecution will today call its last witness for a trial against a man accused of raping a nine year-old girl at Lungga area, East of Honiara last year.
The man who cannot be named to protect the identity of the alleged child victim is standing trial for one count of rape.
The hearing of evidences started on Tuesday before Justice Francis Mwanesalua in the High Court.
Five prosecution witnesses have already testified in court.
The court had heard that on the afternoon of 10 May 2014, the alleged victim was fishing at the Lungga River when the accused came and asked her for directions.
He allegedly asked the alleged victim to follow him and show him the road to the New Zealand camp area for a reward of $5.
The alleged victim led the accused up the road and followed a creek when the accused again asked her which road to follow.
The court heard in the Crown’s opening address that the alleged victim showed him the direction and told the accused to go.
The accused however allegedly asked the alleged victim to continue walking him further for an increased reward of $10.
Whilst on the way, the accused allegedly held her hands and forcefully took her further away from where they were.
Prosecution alleged that the accused then raped the alleged victim even though she was crying.
The accused allegedly used his hands to shut the alleged victim’s mouth when she shouted.
Her aunty who was fishing in a nearby creek heard screaming. She ran over to where they were and ran off to call for help.
The alleged victim escaped when the accused stood out from her.
The accused was later caught and taken to the Henderson Police Station where he was arrested and charged with one count of rape.
Wayne Ghemu of Public Solicitor’s Office represents the accused while Public Prosecutor Willy Vaiyu is representing the State.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN