6 people charged for serious sexual offences last month
January 3, 2018 2:32 am
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Meanwhile, there were two cases withdrawn after discontinuances.