Police investigate alleged rape of 5-year-old child

POLICE in Kirakira, Makira-Ulawa Province are investigating an alleged rape of a 5-year-old child at Rurunga Village on Ugi Island on April 12, 2018.

Makira-Ulawa Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Superintendent Peter Sitai says, “So far no arrest has been made as police need more information about the alleged rape of the child.

“The alleged rape of the child must be condemned in the strongest term, as an unacceptable act.

“A child below the age of 15 years is incapable of understanding the nature of the act and this means any act of a sexual nature whether there is consent obtained from the child, is a serious crime in law.

“I appeal to people on Ugi Island, more especially at Rurunga Village to come forward to police with any information that may help this investigation.”

Police at Kirakira Police Station can be contacted on phone number 50299 or 50136.


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