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12 of the 43 people charged with serious sex offences in Sept were juveniles

12 of the 43 people charged with serious sex offences in Sept were juveniles

By Vijay Narayan
Monday 03/10/2022
[Photo: File]

Shocking serious sex cases have emerged for last month as out of the 43 people charged with the offences, 12 were juveniles.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions says there was one incident where two 16 year old boys and two 17 year old boys were charged with six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault of an 8 year old boy from their village.

The DPP has sanctioned the charges and the file has been sent to police to charge the suspects.

In another incident, two 14 year old boys, two 17 year old boys, two 20 year old men and a 21 year old man were charged with two counts of rape and 12 counts of aiding and abetting the rape of a 13 year old boy from their village.

A 15 year old boy was charged with four counts of rape of his 15 year old niece while in another incident a 16 year old boy was charged with the rape and indecent assault of his 7 year old niece.

In another incident, a 16 year old boy was charged with the rape and sexual assault of his 11 year old stepsister while in another incident, a 16 year old was charged with the defilement of his 16 year old girlfriend.

There were 67 cases of rape, 1 case of attempted rape, 12 cases of aiding and abetting rape, 2 cases of indecent assault, 4 cases of defilement and 10 cases of sexual assault.

There were 34 victims of whom 25 victims were under the age of 18 years.

The DPPโ€™s Office says there were 15 incidents where the victims and the accused were related to one another.

There were 43 people charged with a total of 96 counts of separate incidents in September.



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