Lae National Court

27 years jail for man in incest case

The 47 year old fathered seven children with his daughter as a result of this relationship.

The Lae National Court on Friday sentenced him to jail after he admitted to one count of incest and one count of persistent sexual abuse.

As a result of his incestuous relationship with his only biological daughter, who was then 18 years old, he fathered seven children with her between 2003 and 2017.

Women resorting to violence: Court

Having dealt with a number of homicide cases involving women in the past, the court said the practice has become widespread when sentencing a Finschhafen woman this week to 15 years in jail.

The court sentenced Mosoreng Lindong of Laleng village after she pleaded guilty to the charge of manslaughter.

She admitted to killing an Osemba Urah on 17 February, 2017, at Ass Mambu black block in Lae.

She spent 8 months in pre-trial custody and will serve a remaining balance of 14 years and 4 months in jail.

CCTV camera vital in fighting crime: Judge

Lae, the country’s second biggest city, has seen an increase of armed robbery cases in recent years.

The Lae National Court last week, in sentencing a former employee of the Lae International Hotel to 9 years for armed robbery, made this recommendation.

Justice Panuel Mogish said CCTV can give the best evidence of identification for the prosecution of offenders.

He said it is also timely that such security systems be installed on properties and buildings.

Armed robbery dominates plea cases

In fact, there has been a growing number of armed robbery cases in Lae in recent years.

Most of the accused who have appeared in court have pleaded guilty to the offences and were sentenced accordingly by Justice Panuel Mogish in the months of June, July and August last year.

Last Wednesday was no different with two cases of armed robbery that went before the court.

62yo sentenced for sexual assault

The man was 60 years old on 26 June 2016 when he sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl in Lae, Morobe Province.

He committed the act in the kitchen of his family home.

He pleaded guilty to one count of sexual penetration at the Lae National Court and was sentenced to 10 years in hard labour.

Five years of that sentence were suspended due to his age.

He was on bail prior to being sentenced by the court. That bail was forfeited and he will now serve a remaining balance of five years in jail.