JAR­RATT HAS TRIAL DATE SET

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Federal Politics -

WOLF Creek star John Jar­ratt will have to wait un­til July to try to clear his name over a his­tor­i­cal rape al­le­ga­tion fol­low­ing a de­lay by pros­e­cu­tors in court.

The 66-year-old ac­tor is ac­cused of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a woman at a home in Syd­ney’s eastern sub­urbs, in 1976.

He yes­ter­day ap­peared in the Downing Cen­tre Dis­trict Court to be ar­raigned but the judge was told pros­e­cu­tors had yet to serve the in­dict­ment.

Jar­ratt is set to en­ter a plea in Fe­bru­ary with a five-day trial to start on July 1.

“I’m very dis­ap­pointed the Crown is not ready,” Judge He­len Symes said.

Jar­ratt’s lawyer Bryan Wench has pre­vi­ously said that “noth­ing less than a not guilty ver­dict” would sat­isfy him.

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