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Suspect In Custody For Alleged Rape Of A Six-year-old

A 31-year-old suspect was arrested by Police last Saturday at Naroro Settlement in Nadroga for the alleged rape of the six-year-old girl in Lautoka. Police chief of intelligence and investigations
08 Dec 2015 10:07
Suspect In Custody For Alleged Rape  Of A Six-year-old
Police chief of intelligence and investigations ACP Henry Brown.

A 31-year-old suspect was arrested by Police last Saturday at Naroro Settlement in Nadroga for the alleged rape of the six-year-old girl in Lautoka.
Police chief of intelligence and investigations Assistant Commissioner of Police Henry Brown said information had been gathered that the suspect was assisted by certain members of the public and was of great concern.
“A number of people will be questioned for allegedly assisting the suspect to evade Police,”ACP Brown said.
“As we have reiterated on numerous occasions, tackling sexual offences against women and children is going to need the support of the community.
“However, considering the severity of the case and several plea for assistance, there were certain members of the community who were intent on helping the suspect evade Police.”
He said the investigation would focus on the alleged rape and those who had assisted the suspect.
The suspect remains in custody at the Lautoka Police Station.
ACP Brown said Police also requested for information that could assist in identifying the suspect in a separate case where a seven-year-old was allegedly raped in Lautoka.
“Anyone with information is requested to call Crime stoppers on 919 or contact their nearest police station,” he said.



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