Police at Taro in Choiseul Province arrested a 19-year-old male person for allegedly raping a 6-year-old girl at Taro Station last week.
Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Choiseul Province, Superintendent Vincent Eria said the alleged rape incident occurred between 3 to 4pm on Wednesday 10 October 2018 in the Taro Township.
PPC Eria said the suspect is currently remanded at the Gizo Correctional Services waiting for his appearance before the Gizo Magistrates Court on 26 October 2018.
Superintendent Eria said although the remand application was granted his officers are continuing with the normal investigation.
“It is a sad incident to occur in our community. I call on youth, community and women leaders, chiefs and church elders to work together to discourage such attitude in our communities. Police will not tolerate such behaviour and attitude in our communities but will prosecute such incidents” he said.
– Police Media