Shock and anger over child rape case

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BY ALFRED PAGEPITU

GIZO

THE report of a rape case involving a four year old female victim in Gizo on Monday this week has sparked fresh fears and anger among concerned members of public.

They are concerned that rape in all categories is increasing, and it is sad that this trend should include rape involving children victims.

A Mr John Tano from Gizo believes that the recent incident should be a wake-up call for responsible authorities, churches, chiefs, leaders and parents to the need to have the issue of rape discussed openly.

He says this would increase awareness and stem the increasing trend.

“Culturally, rape is a sensitive matter that we must take action against now.

“I would like to call on the responsible authorities to seriously address and punish those who involved in rape activities.

“We are so worried and I would like wish to express my heartfelt sympathy for a 4-year-old girl from Nusabaruku who has been victims of this problem.”

Tano also appeals to members of public to always cooperate with authorities more so police in their investigations and report any information needed.

On Monday this week, an alleged rape case involving a four-year-old female victim and a 15-year-old accused was reported in Nusabaruku, Gizo.

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