Mt Diamond Secondary School

17 years for rapist in Mt Diamond incident

James John, from the Eastern Highlands Province, admitted to being involved in a pack rape incident on June 16, 2015.

Justice Panuel Mogish said this is the first case he heard where an offender, whose image was posted on the internet, has been successfully prosecuted, convicted and sentenced.

“It is also one of the growing number of cases where technology has been used to apprehend criminals.

“This case clearly demonstrates crimes committed can be captured on a simple mobile phone and given to police for further investigation,” he said.

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Mt Diamond rape: Investigations continue

Investigators tell LOOP News that the case is such that there must be hard evidence linking suspects to the crime to ensure a chance of conviction.

As of last week the main suspect, a mature age student aged 26  was arrested and is now at Bomana Prison waiting to appear in court on charges of sexual penetration.

Four other suspects are still at large but their identities are known to police.

Police are giving the suspects a chance to surrender or pictures of them will be circulated to media outlets for publication.

I reported to Port Moresby police – school rape victim

In an exclusive telephone interview with TV WAN this week, the girl (named) refuted claims by her school and police that no reported was made to police for investigations.

The assault occurred on Tuesday afternoon, July 16th she told TV WAN and an official complaint was made at town police station on Wednesday July 17th.

And while she cannot remember the incident clearly, she remembers waking up in a teacher’s house in the school; her T-Shirt was torn as if it had been cut in the middle with a sharp object.