A man in his 30s has been arrested and charged on September 3, 2018 for the alleged rape of a 19-year-old woman at the Henderson Plantation area east of Honiara.
The man has been remanded and is due to re-appear in court 14 days’ time of his remand date.
It is alleged the man raped the19-year-old woman at an area called Henderson Plantation, east of Honiara between 3 and 4pm on August 31, 2018.
The matter was reported to the Henderson Police Station on the same date of the incident.
The suspect was arrested by police on the same day and appeared in the Honiara Magistrates Court.
The accused is facing one count of rape codified to section 136F of the Penal Code Amended Sexual Offence Act 2016.
Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province Superintendent Nixson Manetoga says, “The alleged rape of the 19-year-old woman must be condemned in the strongest term. It is unacceptable act.
“Investigation into this matter is continuing and I appeal to members of the public in the Henderson Plantation area where the incident happen to come forward with more information to assist my officers with their enquiries.
“I want to acknowledge the support provided by members of the community so far and at the same time thank my hard working officers involved in the investigation resulting in the successful arrest of the accused,” says Manetoga.
Information can be passed anonymously to Henderson Police Station on phone number 36200.