Lorengau District Court

18yo arrested for alleged sexual assault

He was arrested by police in Lorengau last Wednesday.

The 18-year-old man was arrested on February 13th after he was sighted in Lorengau by members of mobile Squad 18.

He remains in custody after he appeared in the district court on Friday for mention.

Police alleged that on 21 November 2017, at Kawaliap, the accused used a kitchen knife to threaten and sexually assault a 15-year-old.

In another incident, a man who beat up his wife on Saturday was later beaten unconscious by his in-laws in retaliation.

Couple arrested over porn production

They are expected to appear at the Lorengau District Court on Tuesday to answer to their charges.

The 36-year-old woman from Pere village was arrested by police on Jan 26 while the man, also 36, from Jekal village, was arrested on Jan 27.

Both were charged for producing pornographic pictures and movies at the harbour side hotel.

They were later released on K500 bail each.

Police alleged that the couple, between the months of September and October 2016, booked a room at the hotel where they were involved in the production of pornography.

Asylum seeker released on bail

The defendant, Rajeev Rajendran returned to court on Wednesday before Magistrate Josephine Nidue with an interpreter where his charge was read and explained to him in court.

His case was later adjourned to Feb 27 while police continue their investigations towards compiling the hand up brief to present to court.

Rajendran also paid bail of K2,000 and was released from police custody with conditions set by the Court.

He was arrested over the weekend and charged with sexual penetration.

Warrant of arrest out for two Asylum seekers

Senior Magistrate Josephine Nidu issued the warrant of arrest for 26-year-old Mehdi Bohlouli and 28-year-old Mahbomb Rabbani Mohammad.

Both men were arrest on Jan 1, 2017 after they were picked up by police on New Year Eve at Salasia village near Lorengau.

They were charged with drunk and disorderly behaviour and resisting police arrest. They have been on bail of K200 each, however that bail has been forfeited.

Acting Provincial Police Commander Senior Inspector David Yapu said he has directed his officers to execute the warrants of arrest and have them locked up.