12-year-old boy is youngest rape offender
February 5, 2018 5:35 am
A total of 227 people were charged with 444 separate counts of serious sexual offences as of December 31st last year.
24 people charged were under the age of 18 years where the youngest accused person charged with rape was a 12-year-old boy.
There were 300 cases of rape, seven cases of attempted rape, ten cases of assault with intent to rape, six cases of abduction with intent to rape, seventeen cases of indecent assault, twenty-three cases of defilement and eight-one cases of sexual assault.
There were 200 victims of the 444 separate sexual offences while 130 victims were under the age of eighteen.
All the accused charged with sexual offences were male however victims of the sexual offences were both male and female comprising 184 female victims and sixteen male victims.
There were 76 offences that occurred in domestic relationships or where the accused was known to the victims.
To date, the youngest victims of serious sexual offences are 1 year 10 months and 1 year 11 months old and the accused were the father and grandfather of the victims.