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Four sex cases more

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

THE Northern Division has so far recorded 89 cases of sexual-related offences compared to 85 for the same period last year.

Divisional police commander north Senior Superintendent of Police Fulori Rainibogi said 280 cases of sexual offences were committed in the region last year.

In light of this, SSP Rainibogi said they would continue to play their part in creating sexual offences awareness programs on sexual offences in the North.

"The police will continue its role in ensuring that perpetrators are successfully prosecuted and penalised for their illegal acts," she said.

"For those who are taking our messages lightly it is about time that we work together in ensuring that our young ones, our mothers, aunties and grandmothers are safe from sexual predators.

"This issue is real and we need to put a stop to it."

SSP Rainibogi said officers in the North had strengthened their awareness campaigns throughout the region.

"Our community policing officers are visiting schools, communities and other areas in the North.

"Majority of reported cases have been happening for a while and people are reporting them now as they are enlightened about the laws and their rights as individuals.

"We continue to appeal to community leaders to work with us in ensuring that the North is sexual offence free."