1 Jul 2008

15- year-old PNG female shoplifter forced to pay with sex

1:42 pm on 1 July 2008

Police in Papua New Guinea's Highlands' region are investigating claims a security guard forced a suspected 15-year-old female shoplifter to pay for her crime with sex.

The young girl told police on the weekend security guards working at a shop in Mt Hagen, in Western Highlands Province, suspected her of stealing.

The guards detained her in their office before one forced her to have sex with him.

PNG's Post-Courier newspaper reports the girl reluctantly gave in as she was scared.

After the girl was released she reported the matter to police.