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There were nine incidents of serious sexual offences last month where the victim and the accused were related to one another

There were nine incidents of serious sexual offences last month where the victim and the accused were related to one another

By Naveel Krishant
Monday 01/11/2021
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Two men were charged for allegedly raping their granddaughters last month.

According to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, a 58-year-old man was charged with representative counts of rape of his 4-year-old granddaughter while in another incident, a 68-year-old man was charged with the rape and sexual assault of his two 7-year-old granddaughters.

There was one incident where a 54-year-old man was charged with the rape and sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl and a 10-year-old girl. The accused is the stepfather and step-uncle of the victims.

In another incident, a 37-year-old man was charged with the rape of his 17-year-old stepdaughter, however, this matter was discontinued due to insufficient evidence.

There were two separate incidents where a 45-year-old man and a 36-year-old man were charged with the rape and sexual assault of their 12-year-old and 26-year-old stepdaughters.

A 39-year-old man was charged with the rape of his 11-year-old niece while in another incident, a 22-year-old man was charged with five counts of rape of his 15-year-old cousin.

There was one incident where a 22-year-old man was charged with three counts of rape, one count of sexual assault and one count of abduction with the intent to have carnal knowledge of his 16-year-old girlfriend.

An 18-year-old man was charged with rape and assault causing actual bodily harm to a 35- year-old woman from his village.

A 22-year-old man was charged with the rape of a 15-year-old girl from his village, while in another incident, a 22-year-old man and a 26-year-old man were charged with the rape of a 29-year-old woman after a drinking party.

There was one incident where a 23-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were charged with rape and aiding and abetting rape, however, this matter was discontinued due to inconsistent evidence.

A 23-year-old man was charged with the rape of an 18-year-old woman, however, this matter was withdrawn due to inconsistent evidence.

There were two separate incidents where a 35-year-old man and a 21-year-old man were charged with the rape of a 22-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl, however, these matters were withdrawn after the victims admitted to making false complaints.

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