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

POLICE in the Western province have arrested a 70-year-old male on March 16 for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a 6-year-old girl at the Helena Goldie compound in the province.

It is alleged the old man had sexual Intercourse with the underaged girl on March 14, 2018 at the 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.”

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.

“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 re-appeared in the Gizo Magistrate court yesterday.


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