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22 Victims Of Sexual Assault Last Month

13 victims of serious sexual offences under the age of 18 years. Out of the 45 incidences of serious sexual offences, there were a total of 22 victims.   This
02 Aug 2016 09:39
22 Victims Of Sexual Assault Last Month

13 victims of serious sexual offences under the age of 18 years.

Out of the 45 incidences of serious sexual offences, there were a total of 22 victims.

 

This is according to the figures released by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for the month of July.

This data is confined to incidents of serious sexual offences only.

There were 24 people charged with a total of 45 separate incidents in July.

The offences were rape (35), attempted rape (3) and sexual assault (7).

There were two people charged with serious sexual offences that were under the age of 18 years.

There were 22 victims of the 45 separate incidents.

There were a total of 13 victims of serious sexual offences under the age of 18 years.

There were five sexual offences that occurred where the victims were related to the accused person.

There was one serious sexual offence where the accused person was the biological father and the victim was eight years old.

Another serious sexual offence involved a 56-year-old biological grandfather and the victim was 10 years old. There was one serious sexual offence where the accused person was an 83 year old landlord and the victim was 11 years old.

There were five cases that were discontinued after discontinuances (Nolle Prosequi) were filed.

Of the five, one was discontinued due to a false complaint from the complainant.

Refer to the table entitled ODPP Rape and Sexual Offences Statistics July 2016 for a breakdown of these statistics.

Source: Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

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