Man facing rape charges to stand trial in November
September 24, 2019 4:35 pm
The trial of a 31-year-old man from Cunningham, Suva facing rape charges will begin in November.
The state lawyer informed the court that they will be calling in two witnesses.
It is alleged that between 8th – 18th September 2017 the salesman abducted and raped a 14-year-old girl in Samabula.
He faces one count each of rape, abduction, and defilement.
The girl’s mother filed a missing person report as the girl was missing for one week and it was later discovered that the girl was allegedly raped.
Defense counsel has stated that they will argue that the girl is over 18 years of age and the two had consensual sex.
The one week trial will begin on November 25th.
The case will be recalled on October 24th for the pre-trial conference.