Man accused of raping daughter claims trial

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A MAN claimed trial yesterday after pleading not guilty to charges of raping one of his daughters.

The 41-year-old defendant, whose name is being withheld to protect the victim’s identity, is facing three counts of raping Miss X when she was 11, 15 and 20.

He is also facing a charge of voluntarily causing hurt to his 16-year-old daughter, Miss Y, on March 10, 2011.

During proceedings yesterday, deputy public prosecutor Sharon Yeo told the High Court that the prosecution has four witnesses who will be giving evidence during the trial.

The defendant indicated that he will be seeking to be re-released on bail when he makes his application before the Court of Appeal’s session in November and has prepared a four-page submission outlining the reasons.

Chief Registrar Pg Hjh Rostaina Pg Hj Duraman had initially released the defendant on a $15,000 court bail to enable him to seek legal counsel.

But the bail was revoked after the defendant was found to have breached one of the conditions by contacting one of the victims.

Since then, he has been placed under the custody of Jerudong Prison pending trial on February 8, 2016.

The Brunei Times