Man pleads not guilty to rape

A MAN who allegedly raped an 11-year-old girl in one of the maritime islands pleaded “not guilty” to the offence after the charge was read to him in court yesterday.

The accused appeared before Justice Daniel Goundar at the High Court in Suva.

He is charged with one count of rape and one count of sexual assault.

The alleged incident took place between January 16 and April 21 last year.


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