Trafficking case rare in country, magistrate says

The National,Wednesday June 29th, 2016

Magistrate Cosmas Bidar yesterday described a case involving allegations of human trafficking and sexual exploitation as rare in PNG.
He said at the Waigani Committal Court that he would need two weeks before making a ruling on a defence submission on July 28 in relation to a man charged with trafficking seven Central girls.
Willie Gare is facing the charges which outlined  allegations of recruiting, transporting and harbouring the girls when he took them to  Kundiawa last year.
“This is somewhat a rare sort of case in PNG where the person charged was allegedly recruiting, transporting and harbouring young girls in Central and took them into Kundiawa to work in a guest house, including sexual exploitation,” Bidar said.
Gare  allegedly took the girls and two boys from Gaire village to Kundiawa last July to perform a Hula-hula dance at the opening of a lodge.
Gare was charged with unlawful confinement, sexual penetration and exploitation.