Child rape accused for retrial after jury unable to agree on verdict

Leslie Castello

A man charged with two counts of child rape will have to face a retrial after a jury could not agree on a verdict yesterday.

The 12-member jury was divided 8 to 4 in the trial of Leslie Castello, who is charged with two counts of rape of a child under 16 years of age.

Castello was represented by attorney Folio Richards.

The trial was conducted by Justice Jo-Ann Barlow at the Sexual Offences Court.

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