19-YEAR OLD ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED RAPE OF 3-YEAR OLD

Police have arrested an alleged  rapist over the weekend. Photo credit: SIBC.

Police have arrested an alleged rapist over the weekend. Photo credit: SIBC.

Guadalcanal Police have arrested a 19-year old man in relation to an alleged rape of a 3-year old girl, at the Sun Valley area over the weekend.

Following police investigation, police raided the suspect’s home on early Saturday and apprehended him.

A police media statement today alleged the suspect attacked the female victim and committed the act near a river at the Sun Valley area.

The matter was immediately reported to police by the victim’s relatives and police responded to apprehend the suspect and remanded him in custody.

Police says it is important that anyone who may have information to any sexual offence to come forward and report them to police adding, such cruel act from cowards who prey on children must be stopped.

The police statement adds, the public must not be ashamed and embarrassed to come forward and report such incident, as it will help reduce the horrendous act which will destroy our children and youth as they are the future of our communities.

Police can be contacted through phones 23666 or 999.

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