Police in Taro, Choiseul Province have arrested a 25-year-old male suspect for attempt rape of a 47-year-old female on 9 May 2022.
It is alleged that the son attempted to rape his mother while she was taking her bath.
Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Choiseul Province, Superintendent Vincent Eria said the sad incident had occurred on 03 May 2022.
Eria said the suspect was luckily saved by a police officer who resides in the same community.
He stated that the suspect’s uncle intended to cut the suspect with the axe but the police officer stopped him and brought him to Taro police station for further dealings.
He said that it was alleged that the suspect has been involved in smoking marijuana for quite a while now but it is a matter for the rightful authorities to determine based on their investigation.
Eria said the man was interviewed and remanded for three days to complete the investigation.
Police will decide to charge with attempt rape or an indecent act.
Currently police investigators in Taro are still working on the file awaiting further advice from the Director Public Prosecution (DPP) Office in Gizo about the matter.
RSIPF Media Unit