Trial Date Next Year For Man Accused Of 2013 Attempted Rape


Tribune Staff Reporter


A NEW trial date in 2018 has been fixed for a man concerning an incident of attempted rape in 2013.

Otto Moss, 30, was due to stand trial before Senior Justice Stephen Isaacs on April 18 for the expected start of his case.

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

The document was dated April 13 and expired April 20.

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

Mr Cargill, after a brief recess, 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 case was adjourned to Tuesday, April 25, for a fixture hearing.

When yesterday’s fixture hearing was called, the parties agreed to a June 4, 2018 trial date.

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.

Cordell Frazier and Anya Allen appeared for the Crown in yesterday’s fixture hearing.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.