Sexual Abuse

24 charged for rape in February, 3yr old youngest victim

Statistics released by the Office of the Director Public Prosecutions (ODPP) today revealed that a total of 17 people were charged in 38 incidents of serious sexual offences in February this year. The crimes were: rape (24), attempted rape (1), indecent assault (1), sexual assault (11) and one incident of pornographic activities involving a juvenile. There were […]

Peni Shute

March 3, 2016 3:46 pm

Statistics released by the Office of the Director Public Prosecutions (ODPP) today revealed that a total of 17 people were charged in 38 incidents of serious sexual offences in February this year.

The crimes were:

  • rape (24),
  • attempted rape (1),
  • indecent assault (1),
  • sexual assault (11) and
  • one incident of pornographic activities involving a juvenile.

There were 20 victims of the 38 separate incidents. There were 12 victims under the age of 18 years, with eight rape victims under the age of 18. of which two victims were also sexually assaulted and one was also a victim of pornographic activity.

  • There were 12 victims under the age of 18 years, with eight rape victims under the age of 18.
  • Two victims were also sexually assaulted and one was also a victim of pornographic activity.

There was one serious sexual offence that involved a 15-year-old juvenile and a 3-year-old victim.

  • Seven serious sexual offences that occurred in domestic settings.
  • Three serious sexual offences that involved religious leaders.
  • One case was discontinued before the courts after a discontinuance (Nolle Prosequi) was filed for one rape matter as a result of a false complaint.

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*Please note that some rape victims were also victims of other serious sexual offences. Similarly, some accused persons were also charged with more than one offence.

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