THE male headmaster of a primary school in South Small Gela in Central province has been arrested and charged for the alleged indecent assault and rape of his 15-year-old step daughter.
The young girl is a Grade Six student at the same school where the suspect is the headmaster.
“The suspect allegedly indecently assaulted and raped the girl on an unknown date between July 1, 2018 and October 22, 2018 at Siarana Village on South Small Gela,” explains Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Central Province, Hugo Maelasi
“The victim is from Siarana Village on South Small Gela while the suspect is from Vella la Vella in the Western province.
“The suspect was brought to Tulagi Police Station and formally arrested and charged with two counts of indecent assault and five counts of rape.
“He was taken to Honiara and has been remanded in custody to reappear in Court on November 27, 2018.
“This is another very sad incident whereby a person in trust as the step-father and as a headmaster of a school where the victim attends, abuses the trust that has been put on him.
“Police will not tolerate such behaviour especially when it will affect this young girl for the rest of her life.”