Foreigner on sexual abuse charge of minor in Lae

A foreigner and a local couple have been detained by police for sexually assaulting a minor in Lae last month.

Police said the male foreigner of Asian origin was in the company of a married couple, who arranged for the sexual penetration of a 15 - year old girl.

According to police reports, the middle-aged Asian sexually penetrated the girl from Salamaua LLG in the Morobe Province after she was arranged by her uncle and his wife.

It was alleged that the victim was taken into town by the couple in the pretext of looking after her and help her with some cash.

The Asian suspect sexually penetrated the victim five times within two days last year.

The couple threatened the girl not to report the matter to her relatives when returned home but she later became pregnant and the matter was reported to police who arrested all of the suspects and charged them.

Bustin Anzu