16 charged with sexual offences in May, 4-yr-old youngest victim
Statistics released by the Office of the Director Public Prosecutions (ODPP) today revealed there were 16 people charged with a total of 46 separate sexually related offences incidents in May this year.
The offences were:
- Rape (29)
- Attempted rape (1)
- Defilement (2)
- Sexual assault (14)
Of the 16 people charged, two are Pastors involved in serious sexual offences.
There were 25 victims of the 46 separate incidents. There were a total of 18 victims under the age of 18 years. Of these 18, there were 11 rape victims and 9 sexually assaulted victims under the age of 18 years.
There was one serious sexual offence that involved a 4-year-old and the accused person was the father of the victim.
Additionally, there was one count of unlawful wounding and one count of criminal trespass as part of the act of rape.
Two cases were discontinued before the courts after discontinuances (Nolle Prosequi) were filed.
*Please note that a number of rape victims, as well as victims under the age of 18 years, were also victims of other serious sexual offences. Similarly, a number of accused persons were also charged with more than one offence.
Source : Newswire.com. June 2nd, 2016