Pre-trial conference scheduled for rape case

A 20-YEAR-OLD man charged with a count each of rape and indecently annoying any person appeared at the High Court in Suva today.

It is alleged the accused had raped his six-year-old cousin on October 11, 2019, in Suva.

The court heard defence would be calling two witnesses during the trial.

State lawyer Shirley Tivao informed the court that the State would be calling four witnesses during the trial.

The trial has been set for February 10-14, 2020.

The accused had his bail extended.

The matter now will be called on September 17 for a pre-trial conference.

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