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20-year-old male arrested for alleged rape in Solomon Islands Guadalcanal Province

Solomon Islands Police at the Henderson Police Station, Guadalcanal Province have arrested a 20-year-old male in the Henderson area East of Honiara for an alleged rape incident on 11 May 2018.

The alleged incident happened in South Guadalcanal on 8 May 2018 and the matter was reported to police at the Henderson Police Station.

“My officers received the report and attended to it by visiting the scene and assisted the victim for medical attention,” says Superintendent Nixon Manetoga, Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Guadalcanal Province.

He adds: “We then successfully arrested the perpetrator on 11 May through the cooperation of members of the community.”

“I want to thank the communities for working together with the Police, leading up to the successful arrest of the suspect. This shows that we are working together and I want to encourage community leaders and elders to keep up with the good job,” says PPC Manetoga.

“The suspect is now in Police custody as he will be charged for the offense of rape and brought to the Magistrate’s Court for remand applications,” says PPC Manetoga 

He adds: “I appeal to the people living in and around the area to come forward and assist police with whatever information you have regarding the incident. Police in Henderson can be contacted on phone 36200 or Police communications on 23666 or dial toll free number 999.”

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