Man pleads not guilty to rape charges
November 6, 2017 4:40 am
A man alleged to have raped his 14-year-old relative in Nasinu earlier this year pleaded not guilty to his charges today.
The 40 year-old man is charged with two counts of rape and one count of sexual assault.
It is alleged that he raped the 14 year-old girl sometime between 1st July and 31st July this year.
His lawyer applied for bail on the condition that her client will abide by all the conditions and this is his first crime.
The prosecution did not object to the bail as the trial in this case may start in 2019.
The man has been in remand since August.
The matter has been adjourned to 20th November.