| Fadley Faisal |
A LOCAL man was released on a $10,000 bail or two local sureties while investigations continue in his case of allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl at their family home in the Belait District.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Rozaimah Rahman informed the court that a pathologist report is still pending. The Women and Children Abuse Investigation Unit of the Ong Sum Ping Police needs to conduct further investigations into the case.
The defendant, whose name will be withheld to protect the victim’s identity, is alleged to have raped the 15-year-old girl in a bedroom at their family home in Kuala Belait on or about November 23.
The prosecution also mentioned in earlier proceedings that police believe the defendant was involved in another alleged incident earlier in July of similar nature involving threatening the victim with a knife.
Relations between the defendant and the victim are not known at this point and will be ascertained subsequently.