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Handicapped Man’s Rape Case Postponed
By Emmanuel Mondaye, LINA Gbarpolu County Correspondent
BOPOLU DISTRICT, August 19 (LINA) - The rape case involving a handicapped man, Sunny Winnie, has been postponed to the November 2014 Term of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court in Gbarpolu County.
The case, presided over by Judge Nancy Finda Sammy, could not proceed due to an appeal by defendant Winnie for postponement because his lawyer was unable to be present in court.
Dozens of Bopolu residents, who had converged on court to listen to legal augments, were disappointed when the defendant made the appeal.
Winnie is standing trial for allegedly raping a minor in May 2014 at their Dark Forest Community residence in Bopolu District.
The accused admitted during police investigation that he sexually abused the defendant while her mother was away on a business trip in another part of the county.
Meanwhile, defendant Winnie, a member of the Bopolu First United Methodist Church, has been expelled from the church after his admission of the rape charge.
According to a medical report, the 15-year-old victim is presently carrying a three and half month old pregnancy.
In a related development, the Arson case involving defendant Junior Jallah has entered its third day of hearing at the 16th Judicial Circuit Court.
Defendant Jallah in early 2014 allegedly burned the property of some family members in Bopolu District.