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State locates rape victim

Shalveen Chand
Thursday, March 13, 2014

A RAPE victim whose unavailability led to a trial date being vacated has been located, the High Court in Suva was informed by State prosecution.

Filipe Lesudina was charged with rape in 2011 and a trial date was set for a year later.

The court was informed the victim, who is the key witness, had not shown up and had moved without telling the prosecution.

The state asked the court if a new trial date could be given.

Defence counsel from the Legal Aid Commission informed the court the matter was initially handled by Aseri Vakaloloma.

The court was told that after the file was taken over by the commission, the proposed agreed facts were not handed over.

The defence also asked the court for leave to check if the accused still consented to the agreed facts.

Justice Prabaharan Kumararatnam has fixed a new trial date for August 4.

The matter will be called on June 4 for a pre-trial conference to check on proposed agreed facts.








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