Investigation into rape incident ongoing

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

THE case of a 64-year-old- man from Isabel province alleged of raping a nine-year-old girl in 2015 has been adjourned for 14 days.
Public Prosecutor John Zoze told the court that investigation into the case is still ongoing and sought further adjournment.
The accused is still without a lawyer.
The old man on this case is facing three counts of rape under the Amendment (SEXUAL OFFENCE) ACT.
The allegation said that the man committed the incidents over a period of three years on unknown dates of 2015 and February 2018 at a village in Isabel province.
The prosecution alleges that the old man and the girl were from the same village.
The case was reported to Buala police in which he was arrested and sent to Honiara to appear before the court on the allegations against him.
Principal Magistrate Tearo Beneteti presides over the case.

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