Pay compensation or jail term

The victim was 13 when he started sexually touched her over her clothes in 2013.

The incidents took place at their family home and in his vehicle when his wife was not around.

When arrested in 2015, he denied the allegations.

A trial was conducted in the National Court and he was found guilty on 19 February.

The man from NCD was sentenced to seven years in jail today.

He has been given till April 27 to pay K3000 or serve 6 years, 10 months and 3 weeks in jail.

Father on trial for sexually assaulting daughter

Magistrate John Kaumi of the Waigani Committal Court sent the case of the man to the National Court on Tuesday after the lower court found there was sufficient evidence against him.

The Port Moresby-based soldier, whose identity is being withheld due to the age of the victim, is expected to appear in the National Court on March 20 for listing.

He was arrested in July 2015 and charged with the persistent child sexual abuse under section 229 of the Criminal Code and Sexual Offenses and Crimes Against Children’s Act.