POLICE at Taro in Choiseul province arrested a 19-year-old male for allegedly raping a six-year-old girl at Taro Station on October 10, 2018.
Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Choiseul Province, Superintendent Vincent Eria says, “The alleged rape incident occurred between 3pm to 4pm on October 10, 2018 in the Taro Township.”
“The suspect is currently remanded at the Gizo Correctional Services waiting for his appearance before the Gizo Magistrates Court on October 26, 2018.
“Although the remand application was granted my officers are continuing with the normal investigation.
“It is a sad incident to occur in our community. I call on youth, community and women leaders, chiefs and church elders to work together to discourage such attitude in our communities.
“Police will not tolerate such behaviour and attitude in our communities but will prosecute such incidents.”