Elderly man arrested in Western Province for alleged rape of 6-year-old - Solomon Star News

Elderly man arrested in Western Province for alleged rape of 6-year-old

20 March 2018
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Police in the Western Province had arrested a 70-year-old male for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a 6-year-old girl on the 16 March 2018 at Helena Goldie Compound in the province.

It was alleged the old man having sexual Intercourse with the underage girl on the 14 March 2018 at Helena Goldie Compound in Munda in the Western Province.

Western Province, Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Mathias Lenialu says, “The old man had been remanded in the Gizo Correctional Centre by the Court.”

“I want to acknowledged my officers at Munda Police Station in putting effort to investigate the alleged rape of the child, which of public interest,” says PPC Lenialu.

Officer Commanding Station (OCS) Munda Police, Sergeant Rachel Lilo says, “I want to remind parents of children in Munda and surrounding villages to take full responsibility in looking after your children and to report any alleged sexual abuse incident to police.”

“I condemn in the strongest possible term the alleged rape of the child,” adds OCS Lilo.

Sergeant Lilo says, “I want to thank members of community so far for helping police with its investigation and appeal for more information. You are most welcome to speak to Munda Police officers or call us on telephone 62189.”

The elderly man will re-appear in Gizo Magistrate court on Tuesday 20 March 2018.

- Police Media

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