76-yr-old man arrested for alleged rape of granddaughter


A 76-year-old grandfather was arrested and charged with the alleged rape of his 7-year-old granddaughter in Choiseul last month

Commissioner of Police Mostyn Mangau said it is alleged that the accused took his granddaughter to the garden prior to the incident and while on their way to the garden, the he pushed her forcing her to fall on the ground fell.

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“The accused pulled out the victim’s cloth and committed the offence,” he said.

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The incident was reported to police and an investigation was carried out.  The grandfather is now in Gizo Correctional Centre awaiting to appear in the Magistrate Court.

He’s charged with sexual intercourse with child under 15 years contrary to section 139 (1) (a) of the penal code (Amended) (Sexual offences) Act 2016.

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