Police confirmed rape charge has been filed against 14 year old boy

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The Ministry of Police and Prisons has laid criminal charges against a 14-year-old boy over claims he raped a 7-year-old girl.

Its alleged incident occurred in Vaitele. 

This was confirmed by Police Commissioner Auapaau Logoitino Filipo in response to questions from Radio Polynesia. 

He said the 14-year-old minor had been released on bail to await his appearance before next week’s juvenile court. 

The incident came to light when the victim’s family filed a complaint with the Police two weeks ago.

The Commissioner also confirmed that additional charges may be filed in this case. In the meantime, the Police had requested that the victim undergo counselling in light of the alleged incident.