Sexual crimes against Children

No record of victim’s age sees sex case dismissed

The two men were charged with sexually penetrating a 13-year-old girl on July 6, 2014, in Port Moresby. However, that case was dismissed today.

The court in dismissing the case for insufficient evidence said in instances of offence committed under section 229(a) of the PNG Criminal Code, sexual offences and crimes against children’s act, evidence of the complainant’s age is an important feature.