28 charged for sexual offences in January
February 1, 2021 1:15 pm
28 people were charged with 46 counts of separate sexual offences last month.
There were 31 cases of rape, two attempted rapes, one abduction of a young person, three indecent assault, one defilement and eight sexual assault.
Of the 28 charged, three were juveniles.
An 11-year-old and a 12-year-old boy were charged with the rape and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl from their village.
In another incident, an 11-year-old boy was charged with the rape and sexual assault of a 9-year-old girl.
Of the 29 victims, 20 were under the age of 18 years and in 11 incidents, where the victims and the accused were related.
An 83-year-old man raped his 6-year-old granddaughter, a 60-year-old man indecently assaulted his 5-year-old and 8-year-old granddaughters.
A 48-year-old man was charged with raping and sexually assaulting his 14-year-old daughter.
Eight cases were withdrawn due to insufficient evidence, false complaints and inability to locate victims.