Indecent exposure case adjourned for ‘last time’

The case involving alleged indecent exposure on Facebook of a 20 year old woman at the Waigani District Court has been adjourned for the last time to Feb 23.

Police indicated before the court that investigators involved in the case are still doing investigation and are yet to serve files to the accused.

The case has been going on since October 2015 and the District Court indicated it will proceed with a ruling on the next mention date whether or not police complete and present investigation files.

The woman (name withheld) of a Bogia, Madang village, had a warrant of arrest issued against her by the court on Dec 8 after she failed to come to court twice.

She turned up to the District Court registry on Dec 16 where she learnt of the warrant against her.

She returned to court today before Magistrate Cosmas Bidar.

It is alleged the young woman on September 15,2015  posted indecent nude pictures of a pornographic nature on Facebook and captioned the picture as that of another woman. 

Relatives of the other woman found the picture on Facebook under an account allegedly belonging to the accused.

The picture was posted under a nicknamed Facebook account.

A report was later placed with police that led to the arrest of the woman. The woman when questioned by police of the complaints against her allegedly admitted committing the offence.

She was charged on Oct 22 under section 266(a)(b) of the NICTA act for using an Information Communication service through mobile phone to upload indecent images to herself claiming the images to that of the complainant for the purpose of causing annoyance.

Sally Pokiton