21 teenagers face sexual offence charges: DPP
January 22, 2019 4:49 pm
Twenty-one people under the age of eighteen were charged with separate sexual offences for the year ending December 31st.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions says the youngest accused person charged with rape is an eleven-year-old boy.
The DPP says a total of 141 people were charged with a total of 378 separate counts of serious sexual offences.
There were 277 offences which include six attempted rape, one assault with intent to rape, seven abduction with intent to rape, seven indecent assault cases, fourteen defilement, and sixty-six sexual assault offences
There were 204 victims of the 378 separate sexual offences.
Of the 204, 129 victims are under the age of 18.
The DPP says all accused persons charged with sexual offences were male, however, the victims were both male and female.
There were 189 female victims and 15 male victims.
There were 91 offences that occurred in domestic relationships or where the accused was known to the victims.
The youngest victim of the serious sexual offence was a two-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by her 27-year-old father.