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ODPP Rape And Sexual Offences Statistics – September 2016

The following data is authorised for release by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and relates to the number of formal indictments (Information) filed in the High
04 Oct 2016 11:00
ODPP Rape And Sexual Offences Statistics – September 2016

The following data is authorised for release by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and relates to the number of formal indictments (Information) filed in the High Courts of Fiji by the Director of Public Prosecutions throughout the month.

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

There were 14 people charged with a total of 25 separate incidents in September. The offences were rape (17), indecent assault (1), and sexual assault (7). There were two accused under the age of 18 years.

There were 14 victims of the 25 separate incidents. There were a total of 9 victims of serious sexual offences under the age of 18 years.

The youngest victim was 4 years old and the accused was her 47-year-old grandfather.

There were seven sexual offences that occurred where the victims were related to the accused person. There was one serious sexual offence where the accused impregnated his niece.

There was one matter that was withdrawn after a discontinuance (Nolle Prosequi) was filed.

Refer to table on the right for a break-down of these statistics.

Source: ODPP

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