Bob Hewitt rape trial: Closing arguments begin
The former tennis champion is accused of sexually assaulting three women in the 1980s & 1990s.
JOHANNESBURG - The Bob Hewitt rape trial is expected to wrap up this week, with closing arguments being heard in the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court this morning.
The former tennis champion has pleaded not guilty after three women claimed he abused them while he was their coach in the 1980s and 1990s.
Ten witnesses testified last month.
The state and the defence will begin presenting their closing arguments today, with the judge indicating he wants to wrap up proceedings before the end of the month.
It has taken the alleged victims more than 30 years to come forward with rape and sexual assault allegations against Hewitt.
All three testified about how Hewitt either raped or sexually assaulted them at any given chance when they were between the ages of 12 and 14-years-old.
Letters that Hewitt wrote to one of the alleged victims have also been highlighted during the case.
Hewitt admits that the letters to the 12-year-old were inappropriate but says he was trying to show her fatherly love.