Club Raro tourist couple traumatised

Saturday June 15, 2019 Written by Published in Crime
Club Raro tourist couple traumatised

Husband and wife describe ordeal at hands of alleged resort intruder.

An Australian couple were asleep in their room at a Rarotonga resort, when they say an intruder broke into their room, indecently assaulted the woman, then punched them as they fled the villa.

The husband has spoken further to Cook Islands News, which revealed the alleged attack, saying they are traumatised and getting psychological counselling.

The couple were holidaying in April when they were attacked by a man, police say. They are alleging burglary and aggravated assault.

The woman also says the man indecently touched her.

 “My wife and I are still receiving psychological treatment to hopefully help us get through this ordeal,” the husband said.

“We are still angry at what’s happened as it has jeopardised our holiday and future holidays.”

He was so traumatised he was not able to return to work on the due date, he said, and so he has lost his high-flying position in Sydney.

“Now I find myself without a job,” he said.

The couple have been struggling since the ordeal and are finding it hard to sleep. When they hear noises at night they wake up in fear, with goose bumps.

“We are taking things day by day and hoping things get better.”

The man said they are hoping to get some update from police on the case. He has accused Club Raro of having lax security, but the resort has not given any comment.

A man has been charged, and is to appear at the High Court in Rarotonga on July 4.

The alleged culprit has been on bail since his first appearance before the court on April 9, two days after the alleged incident.             


  • Comment Link Bloody hell!!! Saturday, 15 June 2019 22:53 posted by Bloody hell!!!


  • Comment Link Ina Tekeu Saturday, 15 June 2019 18:12 posted by Ina Tekeu

    Shame & disgusting that this is happening in the Cook Islands. How did this idiot get in the room? Wheres the Security of this place? Come on Cook Islands

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