Man who has four counts of sexual offence pleads guilty to all charges

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A man who faces four counts of sexual offence has pleaded guilty to all charges yesterday.

Public Prosecutor Dalcy Belapitu who appeared on instruction from prosecutor in carriage of the case told the court that the appearance yesterday was for committal hearing.

The accused initially pleaded guilty to three charges and pleaded not guilty on one count of rape.

However in yesterday’s appearance, the accused changed his plea and pleaded guilty to all counts.

Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga then committed the matter to the High Court for further mention.

This is a case against a man from Hagalu Ngella in the Central Islands province who was charged for incidents he allegedly committed in May this year (2018).

His case will be called at the High Court on February 2019 for further mention.