This morning, the accused man appeared at the High Court of Justice for the start of his trial but the case had to be adjourned due to a non-appearance from the two main prosecution witnesses.
According to the state’s lawyer Wayne Norde, the many attempts made to reach the complainant and her mother had been futile. He said that it was recently discovered that the two witnesses had taken up residence overseas for the last year.
The accused man has pleaded not guilty to the charge. He is being represented by attorney-at-law Peter Alleyne.