7 charged for rape in January: DPP stats
February 1, 2016 12:23 am
Seven people were charged with 12 rape offences in the month of January this year.
Statistics from the Director of Public Prosecutions Office shows that there were seven victims of the 12 rape incidents – one of whom was under the age of 18 years.
The others were between the ages of three and 10 years.
One case was discontinued before the court.
There was a serious sexual offence that involved a couple in a domestic relationship.
Another serious sexual offence involved a 72-year-old accused and an eight-year-old girl.
The last sexual offence involved an 11-year-old accused.