Principal arrested over alleged sexual penetration

A school principal has been arrested over a sexual penetration claim.

Lae police claim the incident occurred on the 13th of March, 2019, at about 2.30pm.

The principal, who is also a director of a private school at Papuan Compound, had abused the trust of the small girl, aged 10 years old. The girl is a relative to the suspect from his wife's side.

“The school is located next to his residence where he told the child to go to the house where he will photocopy some paper for her,” Lae police report.

“It was there that the child was allegedly abused by the principal.

“This is an abuse of trust by the principal towards the child.

“The child went home and told her parents where it was immediately reported to Police. The child has undergone medical checks and the report will be used as evidence in Court.

“The suspect has been formally arrested and charged and appeared for first mention yesterday.”

Lae metropolitan superintendent, Anthony Wagambie Jnr, said there have been a number of cases reported to Police and dealt with recently where children have been abused.

“I condemn acts of abuse of trust upon young children where they get sexually abused.

“Parents must be very cautious of who they entrust their children to,” warned Wagambie Jnr.

Press release