Asians in court over sexual assault allegations

Two men from Fujian Province, China are in court facing allegations they sexually assaulted a local woman who was employed at their shop as a sales packer last year.

The men, 56-year-old Huang Yurong and 20-year-old Huang Wumin appeared before Magistrate Mekeo Gauli of the Waigani Committal Court on Monday where their charges were read and explained to them.

Their cases were adjourned to Feb 16 while police will continue their investigations.

They were arrested on Jan 11, 2017 and released on bail of K1,000 on Jan 13 on the conditions they do not re-offend, interfere with state witnesses, leave NCD and PNG without the court’s approval and they must report to the court registry every fortnight Friday.

They were also ordered to have their passports surrendered to the court registry by midday today.

The 56-year-old Yurong was slapped with four counts of sexually touching the woman, Nancy John between Oct 27 and Nov 30, 2016 at the HYH Trading. It is alleged he touched John’s left breast and Buttocks without her consent on four occasions.

The 20-year-old Wumin was charged with one count of touching John’s left buttocks on Dec 21, 2016 without her consent.

The woman was allegedly given money which she took genuinely thinking it was for bus fare.

It is alleged the abuse had been going over a period of time.

A report was formally lodged by John on Jan 8, 2017 which led to their arrest.

(Shop where the alleged assault took place.)


Sally Pokiton