Man, 55, pleads guilty to molest

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A 55-year-old man pleaded guilty at the National Court in Lae yesterday for using one of his fingers to molest an eight-year-old girl at the Bumbu police barracks in Lae last year.
John Simka from Negua village, Usino- Bundi in Madang province, appeared before Justice Nicholas Kirriwom, where he was charged with one count of sexual penetration of a child .
The crime carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
On June 6 last year, between 6pm and 7pm, Simka grabbed the young girl who was taking a short cut through their yard at Bumbu barracks, pulled her trousers down to her knees and sexually penetrated her with his finger.
Justice Kirriwom adjourned the case to Nov 5 for sentencing.