Evidence present against youth facing sex charges

Magistrate Cosmas Bidar in his ruling today said there was no doubt in the statements of the victims who were aged 11 and 13 at that time.

Ten months after the alleged incident,   the court found sufficient evidence against Ganima Samuel and Frank John.

They will return to court in two weeks time where their lawyer will indicate whether they will be making any statements in response to the Court finding sufficient evidence against them.

Their co-accused, Pakanda Las who has since left Port Moresby for Mt Hagen will also be expected in court then.


Policeman charged with sexual penetration of a child

NCD Metropolitan police commander Ben Turi tells PNG Loop that this case took place at about 9pm on New Years day at Tokam barracks, Waigani.

He says that the probationary constable allegedly walked to the victim’s house next to where he lives and lured her to the buai market at the barracks gate.

Reports state that the suspect after returning from the market forced the 13 year old girl into his room and forcefully penetrated her.

Mt Diamond rape: Investigations continue

Investigators tell LOOP News that the case is such that there must be hard evidence linking suspects to the crime to ensure a chance of conviction.

As of last week the main suspect, a mature age student aged 26  was arrested and is now at Bomana Prison waiting to appear in court on charges of sexual penetration.

Four other suspects are still at large but their identities are known to police.

Police are giving the suspects a chance to surrender or pictures of them will be circulated to media outlets for publication.

UN peacekeepers accused of death, rape in African mission

A statement Tuesday said the two incidents on Aug. 2 and 3 occurred as the peacekeepers were carrying out an operation in the capital, Bangui.

Amnesty International said a spokesperson for the U.N. peacekeeping mission told the human rights organization that it has opened an internal investigation into the alleged rape and killings. The spokesperson also told the group that the Bangui operation was carried out by police peacekeepers from Rwanda and Cameroon.

I reported to Port Moresby police – school rape victim

In an exclusive telephone interview with TV WAN this week, the girl (named) refuted claims by her school and police that no reported was made to police for investigations.

The assault occurred on Tuesday afternoon, July 16th she told TV WAN and an official complaint was made at town police station on Wednesday July 17th.

And while she cannot remember the incident clearly, she remembers waking up in a teacher’s house in the school; her T-Shirt was torn as if it had been cut in the middle with a sharp object.

Record of interview yet to be done for Baruni rape

The accused; Ganima Samuel, Frank John and Pakanda Las made their third appearance at the Committal court on charges of abduction, deprivation of liberty and the sexual penetration of two girls below the age of 18 years.

The incident took place on April 3, 2015 at the Motana settlement near Baruni dump.

The girls were aged 10 and 13 years at that time.

Police Prosecutor Chris Iga informed the court that investigations by police are nearing completion with medical reports of the two girls obtained.