Closing submission for couple accused of indecent acts tomorrow


Closing submission into case of a couple accused of indecent acts is expected to be filed when the matter returns to court tomorrow, May 31.

The case was heard in court on Monday but defence had not prepared the documents, and sought an adjournment.

Prosecution charged the husband with two counts of indecent act, and the wife one count of indecent act.

The couple pleaded not guilty and a trial commenced at the Magistrate Court on May 21 before Deputy Chief Magistrate Ricky Iomea.

Prosecution called three witnesses, the two complainants and one eye-witness, all of whom are juveniles.

After crown closed its case, defence informed court that its clients have opted to remain silent.

Prosecution alleged on April 16, 2023 in Honiara, the 13 and 15-year-old complainants were inside the couple’s room along with two of the couple’s children.

The complainants are nieces of the second accused (wife).

On that day the husband (one of the defendants) allegedly showed his private parts to the two alleged victims.

It is also alleged that the wife had encouraged her husband to commit this act.

The parents of the two alleged victims reported the matter to the police.

Emy Rusi of Public Solicitor Office (PSO) represents both accused and Gina Oroi of Office of Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP)act for the Crown.

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