The Sexual Assault Team (SAT) of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have arrested and charged a 38-year-old male person for allegedly raping a 11-year-old girl at Tuvaruhu in Central Honiara on 28October 2020.
Assistant Commissioner (AC) Crime and Intelligence Patricia Leta says, “The defendant in this alleged rape incident is from the Reef Islands, Temotu Province and is an uncle of the victim. The defendant lived with the victim’s family in the Tuvaruhu area during the time of the alleged offence.”
AC Leta says, “It will be alleged in court that on 11 September 2020, the victim was home at Tuvaruhu when the alleged offence was committed. The victim was watching movies on the defendant’s mobile phone when he allegedly raped the young girl.”
“The defendant was interviewed and charged with one count of rape contrary to Section 136F (1) (a) & (b) of the Penal Code Cap 26 as amended by the Penal Code (Amendment) (Sexual Offences) Act, 2016.” The defendant appeared in the Honiara Central Magistrates’ Court on 29October 2020 and has been remanded at the Correctional Centre in Honiara. He will reappear in Court on 12 November 2020.