Man facing assault charges to appear in court today

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

A 32-year-old man will appear in the Honiara Magistrate court today for mention.

Stephen Anuka from Malaita is faced with two counts of common assault, one count of indecent assault and one count of causing grievous harm in relation to incidents which occurred in 2015

Prosecution alleged that the incident occurred in Honiara in May, 2015.

Allegations say that Mr Anuka had sexually assaulted his second wife when she came home late on the date of the said incident.

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Prosecution said the victim on the case was a third-year nursing student at the Solomon Islands National University at that time.

The allegation said that as soon the victim arrived, Anuka forced the victim to check her private part but the victim refused, and he pushed her into their bedroom where he assaulted her.

After sexually assaulting the victim, he then kicked and punched the victim.

The victim was struggling to escape but was helpless due to the bleeding as a result of the assault by the husband.

Prosecution also said that the victim was taken to the National Referral Hospital by the defendant and it was at that time the victim told the nurse what happened and the nurse reported the matter to the police in which the accused was arrested.

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