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Police arrest a man accused of indecent assault of a minor

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 26/09/2017

 

Police yesterday arrested a 21 year old man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a female minor.

 

The Acting Superintendent of the Mu’a Police Station – Semi Ve’ehala says Police are doing everything to support the victim and her family.

 

He also calls on the community to stand together to challenge behaviors and attitudes that condone violence and abuse of young children.

 

Police are committed with their power to prevent this type of abuse and harm, protect victims and hold perpetrators to account.

 

It is vital that parents are aware of where their children are at all times, who they communicate with and open conversation about keeping safe and not talking to strangers.

 

No other information of the offended can be released due to the victim’s age and to protect her identity.

 

The accused is under police custody while investigation continues.

 

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