The Malta Independent 25 June 2019, Tuesday

Man accused of raping woman on several occasions granted bail

Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 11:38 Last update: about 12 days ago

A man accused of repeatedly raping a woman over an 8-month period has been released on bail after spending almost a month under arrest.

37 year old Aftab Prince from Pakistan had been charged in May and was remanded in custody, amongst other reasons because the victim was yet to testify.

Prince is denying the charges.

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The victim, a woman also from Pakistan, testified via videoconferencing earlier this week, where she is understood to have told the court that she had been in a long-term relationship with the accused and had come to Malta in order to marry him.

The court released Prince on bail against a deposit of €2000 and a personal guarantee of €40,000, ordering him to deposit his ID card and passport in court and sign a bail book 3 times a week.

Lawyer Franco Debono appeared for the accused.

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