Juvenile charged for raping cousins

A JUVENILE was charged for the alleged rape of his four-year-old and six-year-old cousins, while a 59-year-old man was charged for the alleged rape of his seven-year-old granddaughter.

This was revealed in the sexual offences statistics for last month released by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) yesterday.

A total of 14 people were charged with a total of 28 counts of separate incidents in November — 20 of which were rape cases, six sexual assault cases and one each of attempted rape and indecent assault.

According to the statistics, there were 15 victims of the 28 counts of separate incidents, 12 victims who were under the age of 18 years.

In one incident, a 42-year-old man was charged with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault of his 14-year-old stepdaughter.

There were three separate incidents where uncles are charged with the rape of their nieces.

The statistics also revealed that a 20-year-old man was charged for the alleged rape of his 16-year-old girlfriend.

The accused allegedly used a knife to intimidate the victim. He was also charged with criminal intimidation.

There was another incident where a 57-year-old man was charged with the attempted rape of a 35-year-old woman who was his neighbour.

There was also another incident where a 25-year-old man was charged with the rape of a 23-year-old female tourist, however, according to the ODPP, the matter was withdrawn due to the unavailability of the complainant.

Three cases were withdrawn after discontinuances (nolle prosequi) were filed.

“One case was withdrawn due to the unavailability of the victim, another case was withdrawn after the victim refused to give evidence and one case was withdrawn due to the complainant admitting to making a false statement,” the ODPP said.

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