A 19-YEAR-OLD suspect from the north who allegedly indecently assaulted a five-year-old girl is in police custody at the Nabouwalu Police Station.
Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri confirmed this yesterday saying the incident happened at the victim's residence last month.
Insp Sokomuri said the victim was also from the same village as the suspect.
"The suspect is still in police custody charged with one count of indecent assault and is expected to appear at the Labasa Magistrates Court next Monday," he said.
The case has prompted police to issue a fresh warning for parents to take good care of their children because they were vulnerable to such unlawful behaviour.