Man accused of raping partner and threatening daughter granted bail

The 51-year-old man, who has pleaded not guilty to the charges, spent one month in preventive custody before being released on bail

The man was granted bail after spending one month in preventive custody
The man was granted bail after spending one month in preventive custody

A man who was accused last month of raping his partner and threatening his 11-year-old daughter has been released on bail after spending one month in preventive custody.

The 51-year-old Egyptian national is pleading not guilty to the charges, but was originally remanded in custody after the court heard how he had ignored a previous protection order.

Inspector John Spiteri had arraigned the man, who can’t be named by court order, and accused him of rape, illegal arrest, committing a non-consensual sex act on his partner, cause her and her children to fear violence, attacking his daughter and threatening them.

In a decree handed down on Monday, the courts granted the man bail against a deposit of €500 and a personal guarantee of €18,000.

Lawyer Jason Grima is defence counsel.

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