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Trial dates set for man accused of being a serial rapist

Fri, 02 Sep 2016


A St Johns man who's accused of being a serial rapist will stand trial in May next year.
 
46-year-old William Kelly appeared before the Court of General Gaol Delivery for a pre-trial review yesterday. 
 
He's been charged with 14 offences including seven of rape, a number of assaults and conduct amounting to harassment - they allegedly took place between April 2013 and April this year.
 
The 14 day jury trial is due to begin on May 2nd 2017 - it will be presided over by Deemster Birkett. 
 
An application for bail was deferred to a hearing scheduled for next week - he was remanded at the Isle of Man Prison until that appearance on September 9th. 
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