Lone testimony of rape victim sufficient to sustain conviction

Furthermore, the testimonies of the defense witnesses who did not actually see the commission of the offense cannot prevail over the positive testimony of the complainant that she was raped by the appellant. The lone testimony of the victim in the crime of rape, if credible, is sufficient to sustain a conviction. This is because from the nature of the offense, the only evidence than can oftentimes be offered to establish the guilt of the accused is the complainant's testimony. [G.R. No. 118990. November 28, 1996]