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20 people including 2 juveniles and a pastor charged with serious sexual offences
10 victims were under the age of 18 years

20 people including 2 juveniles and a pastor charged with serious sexual offences

10 victims were under the age of 18 years

By Dhanjay Deo
Saturday 02/07/2022
[Image: File Photo]

20 people were charged with a total of 47 counts of serious sexual offences last month.

Of the 20 people charged, two were 17-year-old boys who were charged with four counts of rape of their 13-year-old cousin.

According to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, there were 18 victims of whom 10 were under the age of 18 years.

A 70-year-old pastor was charged with two counts of rape and one count of indecent assault of his 25-year-old housekeeper.

A 34-year-old man was charged with the rape of his 3-year-old stepdaughter while in another incident, a 49-year-old man was charged with the rape and assault causing actual bodily harm to his 12-year-old stepdaughter.

In another incident, a 55-year-old man was charged with the rape of his daughter.

A 71-year-old man was charged with the rape of his 12-year-old grand-niece while in another incident, a 63-year-old man was charged with the rape and sexual assault of his 15-year-old niece. There was one incident where a 62-year-old man was charged with six counts of rape and two counts of sexual assault of his 12-year-old great-grandniece.

A 27-year-old man was charged with the rape of his 26-year-old cousin.

In another incident, a 19-year-old man was charged with the rape and sexual assault of his 8-year-old cousin.

A 49-year-old man was charged with the rape of his 43-year-old wife, however, this matter was discontinued after the victim admitted to making a false statement.

In another incident, a 38-year-old man was charged with four counts of rape, one count of sexual assault, one count of criminal intimidation and one count of assault causing actual bodily harm to his 34-year-old wife.

There was one incident where a 44-year-old man was charged with two counts of rape, three counts of indecent assault and three counts of sexual assault of his 17-year-old sister-in-law.

There was one incident where a 27-year-old man and a 28-year-old man were charged with the rape of a 39-year-old woman. The accused persons and the victim were family friends.

A 24-year-old man was charged with the defilement of a 14-year-old girl while in another incident, a 48-year-old man was charged with the defilement of a 13-year-old girl.



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