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Police arrest man accused of indecent assault of a six year-old

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26th September 2017 Police today arrested a 21 year-old man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a six year-old girl.

The welfare of the child is paramount in this investigation. She is now recovering at home with her family.

“Police and Victim Support are doing everything they can to support the victim and her family,” says Acting Superintendent Semi Ve’ehala.

A/Superintendent Ve’ehala also calls on the community to stand together to challenge behaviours and attitudes that condone violence and abuse of young children

“Police are committed to doing everything in 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 time, who they are communicating with and have some open and frank conversations about keeping safe, and not talking to strangers.

No other information of the offending 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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For further Information please contact: Telesia Adams, Tonga Police Media & Communication Officer, Tonga Police Headquarters, Longolongo; – Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it phone (676) 23 323 EXT. 125

 
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