Rape accused to update court


A 64-year-old man alleged of raping his 11-year-old granddaughter will update the court on whether or not he has already secured a lawyer.

On the last occasion the accused said he had already made request for a lawyer and is yet to secure one to represent him with his charges.

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 alleged that the 64-year-old man allegedly raped his 11-year-old grand-daughter 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.

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

Office of the Director Public Prosecution appears for the crown.

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