Guilty Pierce is in court, accused of raping Rhona. But with the manipulative lawyer out to skew the story, will he fool the judge and jury into thinking he's innocent?

The Pierce Harris rape trial begins in Emmerdale in the coming week and the loathsome lawyer looks like may be about to slip the net.

The prosecution case founders when Pierce and his lawyers make it seem that Rhona has had an ongoing relationship with her ex, Paddy, but it really hits the rocks when Rhona’s bestie Vanessa lies to the court and is ripped apart by the defence!

Will Pierce escape scot-free or will justice be served?