Alleged 64-yr-old rapist to appear in court

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THE 64-year-old elderly man from Isabel province alleged of raping a nine-year-old girl in 2015 will appear in court today for mention.

The man is faced with 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.

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

The case was reported to Buala police which led to his arrested.

He was sent to Honiara to appear before the court on the allegations against him.

He was remanded on the last occasion and will appear today for confirmation of his legal representation to assist him with his charges.

The Public Prosecution appears for the state.