Police in Papua New Guinea are investigating the conduct of a Catholic Priest, who is accused of sexual misconduct.
The Milne Bay police chief, George Bayagau, says an investigation has been launched after 16 girls complained about the priest's inappropriate behaviour.
Mr Bayagau told the Post Courier that officers from the sexual violence unit are investigating, although he refused to go into further detail.
The priest works as a chaplain at a local secondary school.
A Catholic Church investigation found no evidence of wrongdoing.