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Shine A Light: An Ex Pastor’s Deceiving Plan To Rape Me

"He succeeded. He raped me. I wept and was hurt. I couldn’t believe it was him. He broke my virginity that left me traumatised and victimised until today."
19 Sep 2020 12:51
Shine A Light: An Ex Pastor’s Deceiving Plan To Rape Me
Victim tells how someone whom she looked up to and was a former pastor raped her.

It was like dejavu. The further she read, the nightmare came flooding back.

It was just like her own experience.

The rape victim she read about reminded her of herself 16 years ago.

After reading Fiji Sun’s Shine a Light investigative project series about rape victims published last month, this young mother was determined to tell her story.

In fact, her husband encouraged her to do so.

They’ve agreed that the more she shared her experience and testimony, the stronger she would become.

She was victimised by family members and members of the church she attended.

With the support of her husband, she told of how she was raped when she was just 17 years old by someone she considered an elder brother.

Here is her story:

“I am now a 36-year-old mother of six, and the trauma I faced when I was 17 years old still haunts me today.

I was 15 years old, in the year 1999, when a pastor was posted to an island in Vanua Levu…to read her full story, subscribe to our e-edition. You can only pay $1 through Vodafone’s MPAiSA platform.

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