Nine-year-old Nikita Noel who was raped and murdered last month is to be laid to rest on Saturday.

The service will take place in her community of Kew in Hanover.

The main suspect in the matter has now been charged. He is 42-year-old Omar Green, a construction worker of Barbary Hill, Lucea in the parish.

An autopsy report had revealed that Nikita, a student of Esher Primary, was raped and strangled.

Green, who was reportedly the intimate partner of Nikita’s mother, was charged Thursday with murder and rape.

He is to appear in court next week.