Family and Sexual Violence Unit

12yo in abuse case hidden, police issue appeal to mother

Police are concerned the woman is deliberately attempting to stall an investigation into the girl’s alleged abuse at the hands of a suspect who has a criminal past.

In a statement, Metropolitan Superintendent, Perou N’Dranou, said the man was arrested, “this time for abusing a minor inside his car along Toliman circuit, Gerehu”.

“The suspect in this case is Sailas Hombie, commonly known as ‘Alfie’, 43 years old of Kuimbuan, East Sepik Province.

Gaps in police response, perpetrators walk free: Sergeant

The 26 year veteran in the police force discovered that this is due to gaps in the police response to family and sexual violence.

On many occasions cases did not make it through to prosecution in court. This could be for reasons such as the lack of correctly filled out paperwork or the absence of crucial documentation, such as medical reports. This results in further distress on survivors and frustration for police officers and lawyers.

However, positive changes are underway.