Rape trial of a minor to commence in April 2019

THE trial against a man who allegedly raped a girl below the age of nine has been set to commence at the High Court in Suva on April 15, 2019.

The mater was called today before High Court judge Justice Chamath Morais.

The man is charged with two counts of rape.

The alleged incident took place earlier this year in Suva.

State prosecutor Shirley Tivao informed the court that they would be calling in three witnesses to give evidence in this case.

Bail has been extended for the accused person and the case will be recalled on November 5 for mention.

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