42-yr-old man in outraging modesty case faces additional charges

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THE public prosecutor yesterday added charges of attempted rape and trespassing on private property against a 42-year-old man who initially faced with outraging the modesty of a teenage girl.

The defendant, whose name is withheld to protect the identity of the victim, had his case remitted yesterday to the Intermediate Court with the hearing to be held on May 30. According to court document filed by prosecuting officer Shamshuddin Hj Kamaluddin stated tha the defendant, a local man, is accused of attempting to rape a 15-year old girl in his bedroom at his house in Kg Mentiri on April 16 this year.

The 42-year-old is also facing a charge of trespassing into a house in Kg Panchor (Mengkubau) with the intention to commit an offence last April 16.

The defendant, who has yet to enter his plea, was ordered to be further remanded pending the next mention of the case at the end of the month.

The Brunei Times