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Men arrested, charged for raping 19yo

Police report that on the 22nd of October, at around 1pm, the victim, a 19-year-old female, and another female were walking back from school when the two suspects approached and threatened them with bush knives.

The suspects, from Waipakam village, aged 20 and 19, forced both girls into a nearby bush. However, one of the girls managed to escape.

The 19-year-old girl, unfortunately, was taken into the bushes and raped.

After raping the girl, the suspects escaped. She sought help and was taken to the Kompiam Hospital for medical treatment.

20-year rape sentence for father-of-three

The 36-year-old father of three was earlier convicted by the Waigani National Court on three counts of rape.

Paul Supa was among 11 others who abducted the woman as she was returning from the Six-Mile market on 18 October, 2015, where they raped her.

Excessive use of violence with guns and knives were used to threaten her, fortunately, her relatives came to her rescue.

Justice Martin Ipang, in handing down his sentence, says despite the country being full of resources, law and order remains a big issue.

Man on the run for rape

Central police commander Laimo Asi said the man reportedly followed her to the garden on the 6th of September and sexually attacked then killed her.

The man had been watching the girl the day before and had monitored her movements, leading to her attack.

PPC Asi says the girl was buried in a shallow grave near the riverside.

She was discovered by a group of youth on the 14th of September.

Police are now investigating the case, with the community asked to come forward with any information into the whereabouts of the suspect.

Facebook blackmailer jailed for rapes

Paul Leighton, 32, from Seaham, County Durham, created up to 40 fake Facebook profiles to befriend teenagers in the UK, Canada, the US and Australia.

He tricked them into sending him naked selfies, then blackmailed them into abusing young relatives.

He had earlier admitted a total of 21 offences at Newcastle Crown Court.

The court heard one 14-year-old from Florida was tricked into believing he was talking to a girl, then blackmailed into repeatedly raping his one-year-old niece.

Northern Governor condemns rape of minor

The victim was found dead on August 7, 2017.

A concerned Governor Juffa said we need laws to protect our children to prevent such abhorrent behaviour.

He said significant education and awareness to help children report and avoid becoming victims and serious penalties must also be done.

“I will review the laws and see what can be done to improve them for greater protection of our children,” Juffa told Loop PNG.

According to New Ireland Provincial Police Commander John Midi, the three suspects are now in police custody awaiting court hearing.

​Police officers get 20 years for rape

Former Wewak Police Station commander, Chief Inspector Sakawar Kasieng, of Sibilanga Village, Sandaun Province, was sentenced to seven years for arson, while four of his officers were convicted for raping a 17-year-old girl at her family home on 7 December, 2013; they were sentenced to 20 years in prison each.

Former PSC Kasieng spent four months in custody prior to being sentenced on Tuesday. He will now spend 6 years and 8 months in hard labour.

Freezing my eggs 'helped me after rape'

She had been to the Oscars where a film she had helped to produce had been nominated.

But in 2008, this all came to a halt. One Saturday afternoon, while hiking in Northern Ireland, she was raped.

She says it is something she will never forget and the emotional impact stays with her.

She told the BBC: "It was awful. It went from one day, being the person I'd always been, to the next - I felt like I was gutted like a fish, unable to feel any joy or hope.

"My insides were torn out. I was a shell of the person I'd been before."

​Wewak cops guilty of arson, rape

The Wewak National Court found Chief Inspector Sakawar Kasieng, of Sibilanga Village, Sandaun Province, guilty on Wednesday for arson, while four of his officers were convicted for raping a 17-year-old girl at her family home on 7 December 2013.

Robin Weibi of Tomonoum Village, Nuku, Sandaun Province, Timon Kangapu of Hirae Village, Kopiago, Southern Highlands Province, Stanley Moui Jombu of Passam, East Sepik Province, and Nigel Tianguma Harvey of Mikarew area, Bogia, Madang Province, were all found guilty for rape.

What it's like to be a victim of 'stealthing'

Stealthing is a term given to the act of removing a condom in the middle of sex, without asking your partner's permission.

A recent report from the US suggests that cases are on the rise, and that it is a hugely under-reported issue.

Twenty-two-year-old Louise (not her real name) has been telling Newsbeat it happened to her.

I thought 'that's me'

Malaysia MP: Ok for rape victims to marry their rapists

Shabudin Yahaya from the ruling Barisan Nasional coalition said marriage could help victims "lead a better life".

Malaysia, a Muslim-majority country, has just passed a new law on sexual offences against children.

Despite opposition efforts, the law does not ban child marriages.

It remains legal for Muslims under 16 to get married in Malaysia under certain circumstances.

'Remedy to social problems'