Jealousy behind rape, court hears
NATIONAL NEWS stuff.co.nz
08 AUGUST 2000
A sobbing teenager told Invercargill District Court on Monday that she was
raped with an aerosol can by two women because one of them was jealous a
former boyfriend fancied her.
Two Invercargill women, Rebecca Louise Elliot, 33, mother,
and Sarah Hollings, 19, unemployed, are jointly charged with
sexually violating the 16-year-old girl at Invercargill on
In his opening, crown solicitor Alistair Garland said the victim
had been flatting with Hollings and Hollings' former boyfriend,
Mark Stenning, for about a month.
The two accused admitted having concocted a plan to get the
girl to move out of the flat by pretending to be bisexual. They
told police they were trying to scare her, but denied having
penetrated her vagina with an aerosol can, Mr Garland said.
The 16-year-old victim, shielded from sight of the two
accused, sobbed as she told the court of her ordeal.
The trial, before Judge Phil Moran and a jury, continues
Tuesday. - NZPA
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