Ian Thomas known as 'DJ Commodore'
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The start of the sex trial involving DJ and radio personality, Ian Thomas known as 'DJ Commodore', has finally received a fixed date for commencement.
Thomas, who is charged with rape and kidnapping of a minor, will go before High Court Judge, Justice Albert Redhead and a nine member jury next month, November 12.
The accused is represented by Attorney-at-law Herbert McKenzie of Orion Law firm.
In the Magistrate's Court, Thomas was charged with rape and having unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 16. However, in his October 2011 appearance in the High Court, a new charge of kidnapping was put to the DJ.
He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
On September 9, 2011, Senior Magistrate Valerie Stephens ruled that there was enough evidence for the case to be sent to the High Court's October criminal assizes. Her decision came following a Preliminary Inquiry.
BVI Platinum News understands that the teen is claiming that Commodore took her to his Josiah's Bay residence where the incident occurred.
The allegations against Thomas will be laid out at the start of the trial.