A man charged with rape and sexual battery in 2010 will be on trial this week in Starke Circuit Court.
Virgil Noble is facing those charges after being arrested after an incident involving inappropriate sexual contact with a Hamlet woman. Noble was arrested at his home on Dec. 28, 2010 on an active arrest warrant for the charges.
He was on trial previously in this case, but it ended in a mistrial. A new trial was ordered and will be presided over by Special Judge Arthur Christopher Lee from Fulton County.
A jury will be selected this morning and opening statements will be heard. The trial is expected to take three days.