Nauru Police Force
The Nauru Police Force (NPF) has
conducted a full investigation into allegations made by a 26
year-old Somali woman (and aired on Australian TV) that she was
raped and bashed by two men inside a cave in the Ewa district on
August 21, 2015.
A police unit was called to the Ewa
district around 7:45 PM on the night in question and found the
victim holding up a rock and hiding in
The victim alleged she was set upon
by two men while walking home to the Nibok Camp, was dragged inside
a cave and raped by both men in three separate acts, lasting all up
around 25 minutes.
She further alleges she was bashed
with an unknown object to the right side of her
The victim was unable to identify
the men claiming they were wearing gloves and had their faces
covered by their t-shirts. The only information she was able to
provide police was that that they were of muscular build and talked
Initial inquiries by the police at
the scene found no evidence of the victim's clothes being ripped or
shredded and no visible cuts or abrasions to the body indicating
the presence of an attack.
Two police units also scoured the
area looking for a cave but found nothing resembling where she
claimed she had been dragged inside.
The victim was taken to hospital and
received a thorough medical examination.
In preparing a case for the
prosecution, the NPF notes the following as detailed by the
presiding physician at the Republic of Nauru
There was no laceration or obvious
bruising on the anterior body. There was no lacerations or bruising
around the vaginal region and a spermatozoa test on the victim
after a vaginal swab proved negative.
The investigating officer
recommended to the Department of Public Prosecutions the case be
closed due to insufficient evidence. A similar recommendation was
made by the Prosecutor.
The Nauru Police Force will reopen
the investigation if new evidence becomes known and has appealed to
anyone with any knowledge of this alleged incident to come