A MIXED jury has been sworn in before Justice James Bovell-Drakes to deliberate in the case in which Muntaz Yassim is indicted on two counts of rape allegedly committed on a girl, then aged 11, and another who was 12 years.
However, the case was further adjourned to today after Defence Attorney Perry Gossai was reportedly unavailable for the commencement of the trial.
At the adjourned date, State Prosecutrix Ms Renita Singh is expected to present the facts to the twelve-member jury.
Particulars of the indictment alleged that between January 1 and December 22, 2006 he had carnal knowledge of a girl aged eleven years.
The second count alleged that between December 22, 2006 and November 20 2007, he had carnal knowledge of a 12-year-old girl.
The accused of New Street Cumberland, East Canje, has pleaded not guilty to the indictments.