Ashwin Kumar, Waleed Latif and Dylan Djohan pleaded guilty to rape.
Ashwin Kumar, Waleed Latif and Dylan Djohan pleaded guilty to rape.

Aussie tourists rape 17yo overseas, pay $30k to avoid trial

THREE Melbourne men have arrived in Victoria after pleading guilty to raping a 17-year-old backpacker in a bar in Croatia.

Dylan Djohan, 23, Ashwin Kumar, 23, and Waleed Latif, 21, have returned home after their case was finalised in the port city of Split on January 29.

The men, who had their passports seized by Croatian authorities when they were arrested last July, secured their freedom after agreeing to pay their Norwegian victim $30,000.

The case was due to go back before the courts last Monday but prosecutors and defence lawyers made a deal to get the men off on a plea and conditional jail sentence.

Under the deal each of the men pleaded guilty to rape and received a sentence of one year in jail, to be immediately suspended to a good behaviour bond for five years.

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