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A new trial involving robbery accused Keno Allen is set commence in the High Court today, Monday, February 20. The trial will be held in-camera.
Allen, who is on remand, is charged with attempting to choke, robbery and indecent assault in relation to the May 2012 incident.
His lawyer is David Penn.
In late November, the previous trial came to an abrupt end after High Court Judge, Madame Nicola Byer ordered a mistrial following an administrative related issue which arose.
According to the allegations, on the night in question, the female victim was walking along Main Street in the vicinity of the Commercial Court, heading to the Dove Restaurant when the incident took place.
Allen approached the woman and identified himself as a police officer who was doing some inquiries for the Superintendent of Police.
He told the woman that they needed her assistance, but at that time the woman refused. However, Allen asked her to go with him to see the Superintendent for herself.
The victim then conceded, but as she walked along, Allen pushed her into an alley area, held her down, indecently assaulted and choked her. He also took some items from her.
During the ordeal, someone intervened and Allen took off.