Trial Date Change After Accused Unwell


Tribune Staff Reporter


A NEW trial date will have to be fixed for a man concerning an incident of sexual assault that occurred in 2013.

Otto Moss, 30, was due to reappear before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs on Tuesday for the expected start of his attempted rape case.

However, the judge was presented with a medical slip dated April 13 indicating that Moss was not fit to attend work for seven days.

The judge inquired from attorney Ian Cargill for further details as a jury had been empanelled for the matter.

After a brief recess, Mr Cargill indicated that his client had not only food poisoning but was also dealing with the recent death of his mother.

He said his client would provide proof of both to the court.

Due to this, the matter was adjourned to Tuesday, April 25 for a fixture hearing.

Moss had pleaded not guilty to the charge of attempted rape when formally arraigned in the Supreme Court on March 21, 2014.

He remains on bail and is represented by Mr Cargill.

Stephanie Pintard and Anya Allen appeared for the prosecution.

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