A GOLD Coast man charged with assaulting and raping a teenage girl more than ten years ago has today pleaded not guilty.
Seven News reports that the five-day trial against 66-year-old John Chardon opened in the Southport District Court today.
Chardon faces eight charges, including three counts of rape, over alleged incidents with a girl in the late 1990s when she was 14 and 15.
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It’s understood that nine witnesses will be called on to testify during the trial.