Rape suspect out on bail

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

A 32-YEAR-OLD man accused of raping a minor was released on a $15,000 court bail yesterday while the prosecution awaits for the case report.

The defendant, Norin Pungut/Yussof, was remanded last week pending investigation into the charge of raping a 13-year-old girl last April.

During the proceedings at the Magistrates’ Court yesterday, deputy public prosecutor Sharon Yeo said that they are seeking for one month adjournment as they are still waiting for the medical and psychiatric reports, among others.

The prosecution did not raise any objection for Norin to be released on bail pending the next mention of the case. During the bail hearing at the High Court yesterday, Justice Dato Paduka Steven Chong set the bail for the defendant at $15,000 or the same amount in two local sureties, with condition not to approach the victim and not to commit any other offences while out on bail. A further mention of the case is set on June 20 before Chief Magistrate Muhammed Faisal PDJLD DSP Hj Kefli.

The Brunei Times