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Police investigating student-teacher sex trade
Police in Morobe are investigating allegations of female students in a particular secondary school exchanging sex with a male teacher for better grades in the examination, The National (December 14) reports.
Police in the area have confiscated a computer which they believe could contain material evidence to the allegations. Initial investigations had indicated sexual activity between female students and the concerned teacher.
Morobe police commander, Augustine Wampe, said it was a very serious allegation and called it an “act of rape and betrayal of trust” because it involved young girls.
Commander Wampe said an indepth investigation would reveal if the teacher was luring the young girls with the promise of better grades or whether it was consensual.