16 of the 29 victims of serious sex offences in May were under the age of 18 yrs
Police Officer one of the 32 people charged with serious sex offences in May

16 of the 29 victims of serious sex offences in May were under the age of 18 yrs

Police Officer one of the 32 people charged with serious sex offences in May

By Vijay Narayan
Wednesday 01/06/2022

16 of the 29 victims of serious sex offences in May were under the age of 18 years, and there were 32 people charged with a total of 73 counts of separate incidents.

According to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, of the 32 people charged, one was a police officer.

The 35-year-old police officer was charged with the abduction of a 17-year-old girl with the intent to have carnal knowledge.

There were 14 incidents where the victims and the accused were related to one another.

A 36-year-old man was charged with three counts of rape of his 18-year-old daughter while in another incident, a 36-year-old man was charged with three counts of rape of his 10-year-old stepdaughter.

There was one incident where a 43-year-old man was charged with representative counts of rape, sexual assault and criminal intimidation of his 11-year-old daughter.

A 58-year-old man was charged with the rape, indecent assault and sexual assault of his 23-year-old daughter-in-law.

In another incident, a 45-year-old man was charged with rape, sexual assault and indecently annoying his 21-year-old step daughter-in-law.

A 66-year-old man was charged with the rape and attempted rape of a 14-year-old girl from his village while in another incident, a 21-year-old man was charged with the rape of a 9-year-old boy from his village.

There was one incident where two 61-year-old men and a 46-year-old man were charged with the rape and assault with the intent to commit rape of a 40-year-old woman. The victim was a cleaner at one of the accused person’s house when the alleged incident took place.

The Office of the DPP says there was one incident of marital rape where a 62-year-old man was charged with the rape and sexual assault of his 45-year-old wife.

There was one incident where a 32-year-old man was charged with abduction with intent to have carnal knowledge and defilement of a 14-year-old girl while in another incident, a 21-year-old man was charged with abduction with intent to have carnal knowledge of his 17-year-old girlfriend.

A 39-year-old man was charged with the rape and indecent assault of an 18-year-old woman. The alleged incident took place after a drinking party.

A 20-year-old man was charged with the rape and sexual assault of a 26-year-old woman from his village. The accused allegedly entered the victim’s bedroom whilst she was sleeping with her defacto partner.

A 39-year-old man and a 38-year-old man were charged with the rape of their 17-year-old and 39-year-old cousins.

The DPP’s Office says a 30-year-old man and a 27-year-old man were charged with the rape and indecent assault of their 17-year-old and 16-year-old nieces while in another incident, a 44-year-old man was charged with the rape and sexual assault of his 16-year-old niece.

A 44-year-old man was charged with the rape of his 49-year-old former defacto partner while in another incident, an 18-year-old man was charged with the rape of his former girlfriend.



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