Man in custody for child rape

A 41 year old man is currently in the custody of Police on Rotuma Island for allegedly raping two children last month.

The incident was reported to Police yesterday where it is alleged the suspect on 27/01/13 between 1000hrs – 1100hrs, had unlawful carnal knowledge with the two victims a 6 year old and a 4 year old while they were playing inside their kitchen.

The mother of the 6 year old who was doing some chores outside their home when she heard her daughter screaming and upon enquiring was told by her daughter that she and the 4 year old were both allegedly sexually abused by the suspect.

The suspect is now in the custody of Rotuma Police for interrogation and for his safety until the completion of the investigations.

As investigations continue into the matter the incident has once again sparked a warning that these crimes will not be condoned and those who continue to prey on our children will be brought to justice.

A more concerted approach is needed to weed out this social ill as stated by the Commissioner of Police this is an issue of morality which the Police are ill-equipped to handle on their own.


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