2 in alleged sex abuse


Two men were arrested in the past two days for alleged sexual abuse of a minor in separate incidents on Saipan.

Jeffry Manarang Fernandez, 35, and Search Osilek Jr., 19, were both arrested with sexual abuse of a minor in the first degree.

At a bail hearing yesterday, the Superior Court imposed a $25,000 cash bail each on Fernandez and Osilek.

Police met with social workers with the Division of Youth Services last Monday and learned that a 14-year-old girl had reported that Fernandez allegedly touched her privates as she was sleeping in June 2016. Fernandez manages a hotel.

In Osilek’s case, a police officer met with DYS social workers and learned that a 15-year-old girl reported that Osilek allegedly raped her during the 2017 Christmas break.

Osilek reportedly admitted in a police interview to having had nonconsensual sex with the girl. (Ferdie de la Torre)

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com

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