16-yr-old arrested for allegedly raping 28-yr-old female person

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police (RSIPF) in Auki have arrested a 16-year-old male suspect for raping a 28-year-old female at Afetafa Village in Central Kwara’ae, Malaita Province on 7 May 2020.

Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Malaita Province, Superintendent William Foufaka says, “Police responded to a report on the alleged rape and travelled to the scene of the incident.”

PPC Foufaka explains: “The victim was allegedly raped in a coconut plantation 50 meters away from Afetafa Village by the 16 year old boy. The victim was taken to Kilu’ufi Hospital for medical treatment for injuries received during the incident. She is currently in a stable condition.”

“The police investigation into this sad incident is continuing and I appeal to anyone from Afetafa Village who may have any information to contact the Auki Police Station on phone 40489,” says PPC Foufaka.