Man in custody for allegedly raping teenage girl
23 April, 2018, 1:54 pm
A MAN in his 30s has been remanded in the Kirakira Correctional Centre to appear before the Eastern Magistrates Court on May 1, 2018, for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl.
The man has been charged by Police in Makira-Ulawa Province after his arrest on April 14, 2018.
It is alleged the man raped the teenage girl at a place close to Maepua Village, which is about 9km West of Kirakira town on April 13, 2018.
“This is another report of an alleged rape which total up to three cases of rape recorded alone for this month (April) in Makira-Ulawa Province,” says Provincial Police Commander
(PPC) Superintendent Peter Sitai.
“The three reports of alleged rape attended by my officers for this month may indicate that victims of sexual abuse in the Makira-Ulawa Province are confident to come forward to Police.
“I appeal to anyone, who in the province alleged to be a victim of such case to come forward and report to Police so that proper investigation may eventuate as soon as possible.”
Kirakira Police can be contacted on phone numbers 50136 or 50299.