Man gets life for sexual abuse

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A MAN who pierced his sister-in-law’s genitalia with a nail, locked it with a padlock and subjecting her to grievous bodily harm and rape in 2017 has been jailed for life.
Sentencing Robin Godwin Audari Borezi, 42, last Friday at the National Court in Lae, Justice John Kaumi ordered that he should serve his sentence in Buimo Prison for aggravated rape and causing grievous bodily harm with intent on his sister-in-law.
Borezi is from Dabari village in Northern’s Sohe district. Justice Kaumi said the case was the first of its kind to come before the court.
He told Borezi that he could appeal the decision.
The court heard that Borezi, between Nov 1 and 30 in 2017, at Abunaka Mountain, 9-Mile, outside Lae, wounded and sexually penetrated his sister-in-law.
Borezi locked the woman inside the house.
He threatened to kill her if she reported the matter.
He tortured the woman by piercing her vagina and later putting a padlock through the holes and locking it whenever he left the house.
Borezi was told by Justice Kaumi that he had breached the position of trust, authority and dependency as the brother of the woman’s husband.