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15 people charged with 35 counts of sexual related offences: ODPP

October 1, 2018 5:00 am

Fifteen people were charged with thirty-five counts of separate sexual related offences last month.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions says the offences were rape, indecent assault and sexual assault.

There were 15 victims of the 35 counts of separate incidents of whom 12 victims were under the age of 18 years.

The ODPP says of the 15 people charged, one was a 15-year-old boy who was charged with the rape of a 14-year-old girl.

There were eight incidents where the victims and the accused persons were related to each other.

A 61-year-old grandfather was charged with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault of his granddaughters.

He is alleged to have raped and sexually assaulted his eight-year-old, 10-year-old and two 11-year-old granddaughters.

In another incident a 42-year-old man was charged with the rape of his 12-year-old stepdaughter.

There was one incident where a 32-year-old man was charged with the rape and assault of his 37-year-old de facto partner.

A 42-year-old man was charged with the rape of his 16-year-old niece while a 20-year-old man was charged with the rape of his 16-year-old cousin.

There was one incident where a 26-year-old man was charged with the rape of his 15-year-old girlfriend.

In a separate incident, a 53-year-old man was charged with the rape and sexual assault of a 15-year-old male employee.

There was one incident where a 55-year-old man was charged with the rape, indecent assault, assault and criminal intimidation of a 20-year-old woman.