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.