21 Jul 2009

Former Solomons AG delays stay application in Brisbane court

9:24 pm on 21 July 2009

The former Solomon Islands attorney-general Julian Moti has delayed his own application to have child sex charges against him dismissed.

During a brief mention of the matter in the Supreme Court in Brisbane today lawyers confirmed the stay application will now proceed in September.

It had originally been set down for hearing this week, however Mr Moti's lawyers have indicated they need more time to prepare.

The Fiji-born Australian citizen is facing seven counts of engaging in sexual intercourse with a person under 16.

The charges relate to the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl in Noumea and Vanuatu in 1997.

The matter will be reviewed again next month.