RAPE CASES: 56-yr-old & 48-yr-old men arrested for allegedly raping two girls

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RSIPF arrests 56-year old male suspect for rape and sexual intercourse with 12-year-old niece in Honiara

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force at the Sexual Assault Unit in Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara have arrested and charged a 56-year-old male person for Rape and Sexual Intercourse with a girl under 15-years on 30 January 2021.

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An initial report sayS that about 10 am on 23 December 2020, the defendant was drunk when he arrived home. The victim was sleeping in her room while her mother was away selling betel nuts on the roadside.

Commissioner Mostyn Mangau says, “It is alleged the defendant went straight into the victim’s room and laid on her side and started to touch the victim’s private part.”

“The victim felt what the defendant was doing to her and stood up to escape but the defendant held her body tightly and told her not to scream. The defendant then allegedly had sexual intercourse with the victim without her consent.”

“After committing the offence, the defendant escaped from the victim. The victim in the alleged incident is the defendant’s own niece. The victim and the defendant lived at the Town Council Depo area along the roadside to Mbokonavera in Central Honiara.”

Commissioner Mangau adds, “The matter was reported to police after the victim started to feel pain in her private part. The suspect was arrested and charged for the offence of Rape and Sexual intercourse with a child under 15 years. The suspect has been remanded at the Rove Correctional Centre in Honiara to appear in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court on 15 February 2021.”

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Meanwhile, Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force at the Sexual Assault Unit at the Rove Police Headquarters have arrested and charged a 48-year-old male person for Indecent Assault and Sexual Intercourse girl under 18-years on 29 January 2021.

An initial report say the 15-year-old victim in the incident is the niece of the defendant’s wife living next to the defendant and his family at April Valley in East Honiara.

It is alleged that between January to December 2020, the defendant had sexual intercourse with the victim without her consent.

Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau says, “The victim first disclosed the information about the incident to her aunty but nothing happened. The victim was not happy with her aunty so she further disclosed the information to her relatives who then reported the matter to police for investigation.”

 “The suspect has been arrested and dealt with. He has been charged for the offence of Indecent Assault contrary to section 138 of the Penal Code and five counts of sexual intercourse with a child under 18 years old.”

Commissioner Mangau adds, “The suspect has been remanded at the Rove Correctional Centre and will appear in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court on 15 February 2021.”

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