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Status Hearing For Man Accused Of Rape

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN awaiting trial in the knifepoint robbery and sexual assault of a woman during a home invasion in 2008 appeared in the Supreme Court for a status hearing yesterday.

Antonio Hanna, 28, appeared before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs for a hearing to ensure that the matter is still to proceed after the case was fixed for February 20, 2017.

Hanna faces a charge each of burglary, armed robbery and rape. He denied the allegations when formally arraigned in the Supreme Court.

It is alleged that around 1am on October 16, 2008, he entered a woman’s home on Wulff Road and robbed her at knifepoint of a cell phone and $30 cash.

It is further alleged that he had sexual intercourse with her without her consent.

In yesterday’s hearing, Hanna’s lawyer, Walton Bain, told the judge that the defence had still not received a police report and photo albums the prosecution will be relying on for their case against his client.

Another status hearing will be fixed for a date in November.

Darell Taylor appeared for the Crown.

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