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Rape, human trafficking trial stalled as suspect seeks clarity on charges

Contributed by NAMPA.

WINDHOEK, 19 SEP (NAMPA) - The commencement of the trial involving a pensioner who stands accused of trafficking and raping a minor at Noordoewer has been put on hold, following an application in which the accused seeks clarification on the charges he faces.
Dirk von Weidts, 72, faces nine criminal charges in connection with the alleged rape of an 11-year-old girl between October 2020 and January 2021 at Noordoewer. The state alleges that the suspect harboured the victim by deception and subjected her ...