By HEZRON KISING
A MOTHER-of-two who allegedly sent nude pictures of herself on her mobile phone to a man has been granted bail while waiting for police to complete their investigation.
Lae Committal Court Magistrate Tera Dawai told Wendy Moewe, 25, from Kabwum district in Morobe on Monday that police needed to provide sufficient evidence if the case was to proceed to trial in the National Court. “If there is enough evidence after police investigation, the case will be sent to trial at the National Court. But if not, then the court can acquit her,” Magistrate Dawai said.
The court extended her K500 bail and adjourned the case to Dec 14.
Police alleged that Moewe:
- intentionally and without lawful excuse and justification, used an electronic system to transmit pornographic pictures of herself to another Facebook user in contravention of the Cybercrime Code Act 2016; and,
- used an electronic device to produce six pornographic pictures of herself contravening the Cybercrime Code Act 2016.
Police alleged that the offences were committed on Jan 2018, between January and December 2019 at Kimbe, and on May 18 and 19 this year in Lae.
She allegedly took nude pictures of herself using a phone and sent them to a Facebook user named Joshua Beekay who later threatened her he was going to share the pictures with others if she stopped sending him more pictures of herself.
Police alleged that her husband had warned her to stop contacting the man on social media but she continued fearing he would share her pictures with others.
She was handed over to police by her husband’s family on Aug 26.