By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A MAN appeared in Magistrates Court yesterday facing a rape charge stemming from an late night attack at a woman’s home over the weekend.
Christie Rahming, 22, of Laird Street stood before Magistrate Constance Delancy accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old female on Saturday.
According to police reports, the woman was at her home on Fifth Street and Coconut Grove when a man with a knife forced his way inside her home and sexually assaulted her before fleeing on foot.
Rahming, who was not required to enter a plea to the indictable offence, was asked if he understood the charge. The accused said he did.
He was informed that his case would be fast-tracked to the Supreme Court through service of a voluntary bill of indictment, scheduled for July 13.
Rahming was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services as the court lacked the jurisdiction to consider bail.
However, he was informed of his right to apply for a bond by filing an application to the Supreme Court.
Rahming has retained attorney Michael Kemp to represent him.
A person convicted of rape at trial could face up to life imprisonment.