Man charged for allegedly raping his daughter
May 1, 2019 12:26 pm
A 43-year-old man was charged with the rape and attempted rape of his 15-year-old daughter last month.
According to the DPP’s Rape and Sexual Offences Statistics for April, 20 people were charged with a total of 57 counts of separate incidents.
There were 34 rape offenses, two attempted rape, three indecent assault cases, three defilement, and 15 sexual assault cases.
There were 21victims of whom 13 victims were under the age of 18 years.
Of the 21 victims, 2 were male and 19 were females.
Of the 20 people charged, two were juveniles and one was a police officer.
The DPP says a 15-year-old boy was charged with the rape of a 7-year-old boy while a 17-year-old boy was charged with the rape of a 5-year-old girl.
A police officer was charged with the attempted rape and the rape of a 17-year-old girl.
There were 4 incidents where the victims and the accused were related to one another.
A 53-year-old man was charged with the rape, attempted rape and sexual assault of his 12-year-old granddaughter.
There was one incident where a 48-year-old man was charged with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault of his
10-year-old niece, while a 20-year-old man was charged with the rape of his 15-year old cousin.
There was one incident where a 21-year-old man was charged with the rape and murder of a 65-year-old woman.
The accused is also charged with burglary and theft.
According to the DPP statistics, a 47-year-old pastor of the Agape Healing Ministry was charged with the rape of two members of his congregation.
The accused allegedly used traditional healing treatment to induce consent from the two victims.
In another incident, a 36-year-old church youth group leader was charged with the rape of a 13-year-old boy. They were both from the same church.
A 42-year-old man was charged with the rape of his 28-year-old girlfriend while a 49-year-old man was charged with the rape and sexual assault of his 15-year-old tenant.
The DPP adds that a 61-year-old man was charged with the rape of a 10-year-old girl. The victim and the accused were neighbors.
There was one incident where a 74-year-old man was charged with the rape and sexual assault of a 31-year-old woman.
Another incident involved a 19-year-old man, charged with the defilement of a 15-year-old girl who fell pregnant after the incident.
One case was withdrawn after a discontinuance was filed, whereby a 60-year-old man was charged with the rape of a 6-year-old girl, however, the matter was discontinued due to the accused person suffering from dementia and being diagnosed as unfit to stand trial.