The trial of a 28‑year‑old man charged with raping his 14-year-old neighbour has begun in the Suva High Court today.
The man is charged with a count each of rape, attempt to commit rape and indecent assault.
The alleged incidents occurred between February 13th and April 30th last year in Nausori.
State counsel, Susan Serukai asked the court to proceed with a closed court session when the victim is giving evidence and she also asked for a screen to be used.
Serukai informed the court that she will be calling four witnesses.
Defence counsel Jiten Reddy says that he will be calling six witnesses.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.