A 17 year-old from Houmakelikao has been arrested and charged in connection with the February 8 abduction and ‘carnal knowledge’, where a 13 year-old girl was indecently assaulted.
Police did not release the name of the accused.
The girl from Sia’atoutai laid a formal complaint to police at Nuku’alofa central police station on February 10 alleging that the accused committed these crimes against her.
The male suspect remained in police custody while investigation is underway.
He will appear at the Nuku’alofa Magistrate Court on the 24 February, 2014.
Police are not seeking any other suspects in relation to this case.