Accused Swiss tourist to stay

A SWISS tourist accused of raping a woman during a Fraser Island camping trip has had his visa extended to allow him to stay in the country until his court case is finalised.

David Emanual Bigler, 22, will appear in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court for committal proceedings on January 18.

Witnesses are expected to be cross-examined during the hearing.

Bigler has been on bail since appearing in the court in late August.

He is staying in Brisbane near the Swiss Consul.



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