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Pastor’s trial date to be fixed

The trial date of the 53-year-old pastor charged with a count of indecent assault, will be fixed next month. Pastor Jone Rabunu Cokanauto of a church group known as the
28 Oct 2015 18:53
Pastor’s trial date to be fixed
Pastor Jona Cokaunauto leaving Suva Court holding cell charged for Indecent Assault and Rape and his case was transfered to Nasinu Court in the afternoon. pic....RAMA

The trial date of the 53-year-old pastor charged with a count of indecent assault, will be fixed next month.

Pastor Jone Rabunu Cokanauto of a church group known as the Jezreel Lion of Judah appeared before Resident Magistrates Charles Ratakele at the Nasinu Magistrates Court yesterday morning.

It is alleged that between January 1 and July 31, 2006, Cokanauto unlawfully assaulted a woman in Nadera.

Defence lawyer Simione Valenitabua confirmed receiving disclosures from State.

Cokanauto had earlier pleaded not guilty to the offence.

The matter has been adjourned for November 10 to fix trial date.

He faces further charges of rape and indecent assault which is before the High Court in Suva.

The accused has been further remanded in custody.

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