A Samoan man in his late forties will be defending himself in court today against 46 charges including rape, unlawful sexual connection and indecent assault.
The defendant was successful in applying for the government to pay a lawyer.
However, yesterday, the court accepted the defence lawyer's application to withdraw as counsel because of a dispute with the defendant.
The 2015 victims of the alleged sexual offences were girls under 16 years of age who are the youngest sister-in-laws of the accused.
The case will be presided by three men and a two women assessors in the presence of a Supreme Court judge.