Man, 28, facing rape charges denied bail

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High Court in Suva judge Justice Riyaz Hamza has denied bail to a 28-year-old man accused of raping a five-year-old girl in January this year.

The accused appeared before Justice Hamza on Wednesday charged with two counts of rape.

It is alleged the accused committed the offences between January and May this year.

Justice Hamza said the allegations against the accused were serious and he advised the defence to provide additional materials to the State.

The trial has been fixed for May next year.

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