Elderly man on indecent assault charge to undergo psychiatric assessment

A 72-YEAR-old man charged with one count of indecent assault appeared at the Nasinu Magistrates Court this afternoon.

It is alleged the man unlawfully and indecently assaulted a three-year-old girl in his neighbourhood.

The alleged incident occurred on January 15, 2019, in Nasinu.

Police prosecutor Constable Setareki Mocevakaca served full phase disclosures.

The defence lawyer told the court that the accused was suffering from mental illness.

Magistrate Charles Ratakele has remanded the accused and has transferred the matter to the Chief Magistrate Usaia Ratuvili for the accused to be taken for a psychiatric assessment.

The case has been adjourned to January 30.

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