Man appears in court for rape

Update: 12:38PM A RAPE trial would go ahead sooner than scheduled after dates became free for the High Court in Suva.

On trial is
a man alleged to have raped his dad’s partner’s daughter. 

The court was told that the
man’s father and the complainant’s mother are in a defacto relationship, and
the matter was reported when the complainant went to stay with her mother.

Justice
Salesi Temo told the prosecution and defence that a murder trial which he was
to preside over would not be happening.