A woman has contracted herpes and chlamydia after she was raped by a man she met at a bus stop at the age of 14.
The then teenager was assaulted in Orelia, in Perth, in February 2010 while travelling home with friends.
The group came across the man and his dog at a bus stop before walking to his home, where they drank alcohol and smoked marijuana, WAtoday reported.
The woman was assaulted in Orelia, in Perth, in February 2010 while travelling with some friends
She was drifting in and out of consciousness and had passed out on the bed until she woke up to the man assaulting her (stock image)
While at the man’s home, the 14-year-old became intoxicated and locked herself in the toilet after becoming sick.
She later emerged undressed and began washing herself in the shower.
She drifted in and out of consciousness before passing out on a bed. She awoke to the man assaulting her, according to the publication.
She left the house and did not report the incident.
However, the following year the woman was allegedly shoved to the ground by the same man after she stepped off a bus.
Following the second alleged attack, the girl reported both incidents to WA Police.
The man was found guilty of sexually penetrating the appellant and was convicted in the Perth District Court in October 2012, the paper reported.
At the time of the conviction, the woman was awarded $23,705 in compensation for injuries and losses.
Following the conviction, she began struggling with anxiety and depression and had quit her job. She had also contracted Chlamydia and genital warts.
‘While she was not then suicidal or self-harming, the appellant remained unable to attend to all her activities of daily living,’ court documents read.
Her lawyer applied to appeal the court’s decision because the woman did not believe the compensation took into consideration the ‘significant weight to the psychiatric evidence of her depression and anxiety, or her physical injuries’.
During an appeal hearing last week, the judge awarded the woman $75,000 in compensation.
‘I have had regard to the fact that the appellant’s symptoms have not diminished over time even though it is now some eight years since the assault,’ the judge said.
The man was found guilty of sexually penetrating the appellant and was convicted in the Perth District Court in October 2012