Man facing sex charges on 3-yo, returns June 7

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

A man accused of sexually assaulting a three-year-old girl in 2019 will appear again in court on June 7, 2021.

Prosecution informed court that they were still waiting on the defence lawyer’s response on the documents sent to them.

Meanwhile the accused told the court that his lawyer was not feeling well and not able to appear in court.

Judge Maelyn Bird then adjourned the case for next week and made direction for the accused to see his lawyer before the next court appearance.

The accused on this case is charged with one count of Sexual intercourse with child under 15 contrary to section 139 (1) (a) of the Penal Code (Amendment) (Sexual Offences) Act 2016

Prosecution alleged that the accused was drunk and he carried the complainant from outside her house to his house and committed the offence on her.

The complainant was three years of age at that time of offending. The incident happened in Honiara in 2019.

Public Prosecutor Margaret Suifaasia appear on behalf of her colleague prosecutor Hellen Naqu for the crown.


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