The trial against Nigel Kipma commenced at the Waigani National Court on 10 August 2016.
Almost two years later, he was acquitted from allegations that he abducted and continuously raped the teenager at the Institute of Public Administration residential area.
She was 16 years old at the time. The alleged incident took place between Dec 10 and Dec 15, 2010, when he was 20 years old then.
They were in a relationship at the time of the incident.
However, the state alleged that no consent was given by the victim during the time of the offense.