Paul Pisa was convicted by the Waigani National court on 16 March 2017. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison on 20 April 2017.
The victim in the case, was 15 years at the time of the incident and bore a child on June 22, 2014 as a result. She was sexually assaulted between Sept 1 and Sept 18, 2013.
He is known to the victim’s family. They are both from the same clan and village.
Pisa filed an appeal in the Supreme Court on 23 May 2017 against his conviction. Pending the appeal, he asked the court earlier this week for bail on medical grounds.