03 March 2011

Fretilin MP's accuse chief of village in Kulu-Hun of sexual abuse

Radio Timor-Leste, February 21, 2011 language source: Tetun - MP Josefa Alvares from Fretilin has accused the chief of village in Kulu-Hun of sexual abuse against a young woman who was turning in her document to apply for Timorese National Police (PNTL).

MP Alvares said that the chief of , engaged in the sexual abuse at the victim's house.

"In order to complete her documents, then she needsnan official recommendation letter from the chief of village, but the chief of village and sub-village went to the victim's house at night and the chief of village drugged the victim," MP Alvares said.

MP Alvares stressed that the chief of village should be an example of good behavior for his people and should not commit immoral actions.

Chief of Kulu-Hun Village, Jose Lorenco Pereira Borges, said that the accusation made by MP Josefa Alvares was an act of defamation, and therefore he called on the Criminal Investigation Service (SIC) to investigate the case in order to uncover the truth.

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