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No, the case should still be in closed court because the offense occurred when the your niece was a minor.
Your niece being engaged has nothing to do with the charges against the rapist.
Whether the case is opened or closed depends on what the judge wants to do, but my experience is if the charges pertain to a minor, court is closed - even if the child reaches age 18 before trial.