Sexual Abuse

22 people charged with sexual offences in August, 14 victims under the age of 18

Statistics released by the Office of the Director Public Prosecutions (ODPP) today revealed that a total of 22 people were charged in 57 separate sexually related offences in August this year. The offences were: Rape: 37 Attempted rape: 1 Defilment: 1 Sexual assault: 18 There were 21 victims of the 57 separate incidents and there were a total […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

September 1, 2016 11:19 am

Statistics released by the Office of the Director Public Prosecutions (ODPP) today revealed that a total of 22 people were charged in 57 separate sexually related offences in August this year.

The offences were:

  • Rape: 37
  • Attempted rape: 1
  • Defilment: 1
  • Sexual assault: 18

There were 21 victims of the 57 separate incidents and there were a total of 14 victims of serious sexual offences under the age of 18 years.

There were seven sexual offences that occurred where the victims were related to the accused person and two cases of marital rape.

There was one serious sexual offence where the accused was the biological mother and the victim was her 14 year old daughter.

Another serious sexual offence involved a 71 year old uncle and a 4 year old victim.

There were 3 cases that were discontinued after discontinuances (Nolle Prosequi) were filed. Of the 3, one was discontinued due to a false complaint from the complainant.

*Please note that a number of rape victims as well as victims under the age of 18 years were also victims of other serious sexual offences. Similarly, a number of accused persons were also charged with more than one offence. (ODPP)

  • Please note that a number of rape victims as well as victims under the age of 18 years were also victims of other serious sexual offences. Similarly, a number of accused persons were also charged with more than one offence.

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