17 Mar 2014

3 men in Fiji charged with rape of tourist to appear in court

2:54 pm on 17 March 2014

Three men in Fiji charged with the rape of a Canadian tourist will appear in Rakiraki Court today.

The Fiji police say the accused are aged 32, 27 and 21, and have also been charged with burglary.

Local media has reported that a couple from Canada were asleep when the three men forced their way into a private villa.

It says two men used a cane-knife to threaten the man and pull him outside the villa, while the third man raped the 53-year-old woman.

It has been reported that the couple have left the country.