Pre-trial conference for Nasilasila’s case set for month-end

Fiji 7s player Amenoni Nasilasila in court. Picture: VISHAAL KUMAR

FIJI 7s player Amenoni Nasilasila appeared before the High Court in Suva today.

He is charged with one count of rape and is alleged to have raped a 24-year-old woman in Sigatoka on December 22 last year.

State lawyer Swastika Sharma informed the court that the State had yet to propose the agreed facts to the defence and she sought time to do so.

Defence lawyer Unaisi Baleilevuka said the defence’s mitigation issue was be based on the sexual intercourse being consensual between the accused and the complainant.

Ms Baleilevuka requested the court if a trial date could be set before the end of the year.

The case has been adjourned to May 31 for a pre-trial conference.

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