Police hunting for sexual abuse suspect

Central police are hunting for a man who allegedly sexually penetrated a minor earlier this month.

Central police commander Laimo Asi said the 35-year-old man has been on the run from police since the incident on April 7.

Police reported that the suspect, armed with a home-made gun, threatened the 13-year-old girl and assaulted her.

The incident took place at the victim’s home, which is on the outskirts of Gabagaba village.

PPC Asi says no motive has been established behind the attack, but police are working on leads to track down the man and bring him into custody.

For now, he is appealing to the community to come forward with any information that can assist them in their investigations.

Julianna Waeda