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Sentence date set for former senior executive

November 18, 2021 12:45 pm

The former chief executive of a major company found guilty of indecent assault has suffered more than anyone in this case says the defense lawyer.

During the sentence hearing, the defense lawyer asked the Magistrates Court to consider discharging his client without conviction.

The former CEO has been found guilty of one count of indecent assault for committing the offense against an employee in 2019.

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The defense lawyer said his client who held various positions in several organizations had to resign as a result of this case.

He says the accused who joined the major company in 2004 and was instrumental in leading it to another level, is now unemployed.

The defense lawyer says his client may get a job in Papua New Guinea but if no conviction is recorded against him.

The defense also said that his client has been through mental agony and has been under constant attack in the media and has lost touch in society.

While highlighting the victim’s impact statement, he says there is no psychological report to state that the victim was emotionally impacted as she continued working.

He says the report presented by the state was just cooked up to sentence his client.

However, the state says the case does warrant a conviction as it will act as a deterrent to show that the law is equal.

The state says there was a serious breach of power and trust, and the incident occurred at a public office.

The accused will be sentenced on December 3rd.

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