Kenyan national accused of raping disabled Australian woman

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A 21-year-old Kenyan national was formally charged on Monday, with over 20 counts of rape of a disabled woman in his care in the Australian state of Queensland.

The man, who cannot be named due to a gag order, was living in Australia on a student visa and has been charged with 21 counts of rape, and eight counts of assault, for his alleged actions while working as a carer near the city of Brisbane, between July and November last year.

The court heard the victim had visited Kenya recently, and while there she admitted to a friend that she had been attacked by the carer.

The man was granted bail, but was forced to surrender his passport as he was considered a flight risk.

The trial continues next month.

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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