South African national on trial for Virginia Beach rape

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- A South African man is on trial in connection to one of three sexual assaults in Virginia Beach.

A jury was seated in the case of Lesiba Matsoake, and opening statements began on Tuesday afternoon.

Matsoake was extradited in 2012 to face charges for the 2004 and 2006 crimes at the Oceanfront. The 41-year-old faces several felony charges.

He is expected to stand trial in connection to two other incidents next month.


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