64-year-old man to appear in court today


THE case against an old man alleged of raping his 11-year-old granddaughter will be mentioned in court today.

On the last occasion the accused attended without a lawyer and the court urged him to follow up with his request made to the Public Solicitor’s Office.

The grandfather who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim is facing three counts of rape under the Sexual offence amendment Act.

Police allege that the 64-year-old man allegedly raped his granddaughter on several separate occasions at different locations in the West Maringe District of Isabel

The incident was reported to Buala Police in which the old man was arrested and charged for allegedly raping his granddaughter at Tirotue Settlement and Ghozoruru in the Hovikoilo Ward on different dates between December 31, 2015 and February 7, 2018.

Prosecution alleges that the old man and the girl are from the same village.

Office of the Director Public Prosecution appears for the crown.

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