Pack rape

Suspect arrested over 12yo’s rape

A 12-year-old girl was allegedly pack raped on July 8th by three men at ward 4 in Lorengau.

Manus provincial police commander (PPC), Chief Inspector David Yapu, said one suspects had been picked up and arrested, while the other two will be arrested soon.

The incident that took place last Monday saw the 12-year-old girl sexually penetrated in three different houses.

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James John, from the Eastern Highlands Province, admitted to being involved in a pack rape incident on June 16, 2015.

Justice Panuel Mogish said this is the first case he heard where an offender, whose image was posted on the internet, has been successfully prosecuted, convicted and sentenced.

“It is also one of the growing number of cases where technology has been used to apprehend criminals.

“This case clearly demonstrates crimes committed can be captured on a simple mobile phone and given to police for further investigation,” he said.