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6 people charged for serious sexual offences last month

14:32 Wed Jan 03, 2018


The ODPP says that there were 7 rape offences, 3 indecent assault and one sexual assault.

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Report by: Ana Ravulo

Six people were charged with a total of eleven separate incidents in December 2017.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions says that there were 7 rape offences, 3 indecent assault and one sexual assault.

It says that there were five victims of the 11 separate incidents of whom 4 victims were under the age of 18 years.

There were 4 incidents where the victims and the accused were related to one another.

DPP says that in one incident a 37-year-old uncle and a 48-year-old grandfather were charged with two counts each of rape and indecent assault of their 16-year-old niece and granddaughter.

In another incident, a 35-year-old brother in-law was charged with rape and indecent assault of his 16-year-old sister-in-law.

DPP adds that a 40-year-old uncle was charged with raping his 14-year-old niece.

It says that in one incident of marital rape where a 29-year-old man allegedly raped his 26-year-old wife.

And in another incident a 19-year-old student was charged with raping a 15-year-old girl. Both the accused and the victim were from the same school.

Meanwhile, there were two cases withdrawn after discontinuances.



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