Call for support group in Vanuatu to support rape victims

A Supreme Court judge in Vanuatu says a support group to help rape victims should be set up after a young girl was reluctant to testify against her alleged rapists.

Justice Richard Chetwynd said support is needed to help victims, especially in a small community.

Mr Chetwynd said sometimes it's difficult to consider a victim's testimony when they hesitate to give evidence.

The Daily Post reported that all three suspects pleaded not guilty, claiming the victim gave her consent.