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16 people charged with sexual offences last month

January 4, 2021 2:49 pm

16 people were charged with 28 counts of serious sexual offences last month.

Statistics from the Director of Public Prosecutions Office shows that one was a police officer who was charged with the sexual assault of a 29-year-old woman.

There were 17 victims of whom 13 victims were under the age of 18 years.

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Six incidents were recorded where the victims and the accused were related to one another.

One incident of marital rape was recorded where a 39-year-old man was charged with the rape of his 30-year-old wife.

In another incident, a 45-year-old man was charged with the rape of his 20-year-old ex-girlfriend.

There was one incident where a 35-year-old man was charged with the rape and sexual assault of his two 8-year-old and 9-year-old nieces.

A 56-year-old man was charged with the rape of his 17-year-old stepdaughter.

The accused was also charged with one count of common assault.

A 61-year-old man was charged with two counts of the sexual assault of his 5-year-old granddaughter, however this matter was discontinued due to mistaken identity.

Another person is being investigated for the offence.

In another incident, a 35-year-old man was charged with the rape of his 14-year-old niece.

A 25-year-old man was charged with the rape of his 10-year-old cousin.

There was one incident where a 25-year-old man was charged with the rape and abduction with the intent to have carnal knowledge of a 16-year-old girl.

The accused and victim were in a relationship at the time of the incident.

There was one incident where a 28-year-old man was charged with five counts of rape of an 11- year-old girl.

The accused was previously charged with 24 counts of sexual assault which were upgraded to rape charges after a review of the evidence.

A 30-year-old man was charged with the attempted rape, assault with intent to have carnal knowledge and sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman.

An 18-year-old man was charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl and in another incident a 27- year-old man was charged with the defilement of a 15-year-old girl.

A 39-year-old man was charged with the rape of a 15-year-old girl.

The incident occurred after a drinking party.

An 18-year-old man was charged with the rape of a 16-year-old girl, however, this matter was discontinued after the victim admitted that she consented to sex.

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