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Magistrate charged for Sexual abuse

A village court magistrate from Bupichupen Lelemadih LLG in Manus province  was arrested and charged by Police for Sexual Touching of a 9 year old girl.

PPC David Yapu said the accused Robert Mathew, age 44 from Ndelap village, who is also the victims grandfather touched the victim's private part while she was asleep in her room.
The victim woke up and noticed what the accused was doing and reported the matter to her mother which was then reported to the Police.

“Such action by a village court magistrate is unacceptable and a disgrace to the community, especially when he is a magistrate in the village who is supposed to enforce Law and Order and not to break the law” said PPC Yapu.
The accused is currently in Police custody waiting for his court appearance.
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