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Pastor Cokanauto’s trial set for June 12 to 23

He is charged with six counts of rape and four counts of indecent assault   A trial date has been set for a pastor charged with six counts of rape
26 Apr 2017 11:00
Pastor Cokanauto’s  trial set for June 12 to 23
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He is charged with six counts of rape and four counts of indecent assault

 

A trial date has been set for a pastor charged with six counts of rape and four counts of indecent assault.

The trial date for Jone Cokanauto, 54, has been set from June 12 to June 23. He appeared before judge Justice Salesi Temo yesterday at the High Court in Suva. Cokanauto had pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

State lawyer Meli Vosawale told the court that they had served the proposed agreed facts to the defence, who have yet to respond to it.

Defence lawyer Semi Valenitabua said they would respond to the proposed agreed facts within seven days.

Justice Temo told both parties that all pre-trial conference matters were to be resolved, especially the agreed facts.

Bail has been extended for Cokanauto and the case adjourned to May 25, for final pre-trial conference.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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