Underage rape case moved

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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

Case against the Bangladesh national accused of underage rape has been moved for June 25 for possible plea and variation of bail.

Principal Magistrate Felix Hollison adjourned the case yesterday when prosecution asked for time saying they were yet to sort out issues regarding the case.

Prosecution told court that they were waiting on the additional statements from investigators.

Prosecution explained  they require additional statements from the complainant to clearly verify the number of times the alleged offending occurred on the alleged victim.

Meanwhile, the defence lawyer told court they are going to make an application to vary some of the bail conditions as the accused will be travelling out for medical review.

Hollison then adjourned the case to this Friday and made directions for prosecution to follow up with the investigators regarding the outstanding statement and also for the counsel to prepare submissions for bail variation application.

This is in relation to the case of a Bangladesh national accused to have raped an 11-year-old girl at the Lungga area.

According to Police, the case was reported to the Henderson police station by the mother of the victim.

Police said the victim’s mother called in at Henderson Police Station and reported that her daughter was raped by a Bangladesh national in his bedroom.

The mother said she only knew of the incident when she heard stories from other girls about what happened to her, it was at that time that she asked her daughter and confirmed the sexual action committed on her about a week ago but she was afraid to tell anyone about it.


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