Sex charge

Student on sex charge allowed bail

The defendant’s lawyers obtained bail from the Waigani District Court today because he was a student and needed to attend classes in his “important year in school”.

He was detained at the Waigani Police cells. Bail was granted to him at K500. His two guarantors will pledge K200 each to ensure he adheres to all his bail conditions.

He has been restrained from contacting the victim, he is not to commit the same offence again while on bail and must remain in NCD until his case is finalised. If he wishes to leave NCD, he is to seek leave of the court.

Abau man in custody for sex charges

Arrested on Dec 29, 2016, the 24-year-old man (identity withheld due to age of girl) was brought to the Central Committal Court hearing on Thursday where his charge was read and explained to him in court.

Magistrate Ben Kome explained the committal Court process to the defendant before adjourning the case to next month. Police will continue investigating to produce his files in court.

Summary of facts before the court states he allegedly sexually assaulted the girl on Dec 23, between 10 and 11am while she was alone at home.