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Rape on the increase

2023-05-16  Loide Jason

Rape on the increase

Loide Jason

Women and children continue to suffer sexual abuse by male perpetrators. Over the weekend, four women, including an 11-year-old girl, were raped by known and unknown men who had sexual intercourse with them without their consent.

The Namibian Police indicated that a 38-year-old Zambian national was arrested for raping the 11-year-old Namibian girl at Latelela village in the Kasheshe area of the Zambezi region. It is alleged that the suspect had forceful sexual intercourse with the victim several times without her consent between last year and May this year.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Katima Mulilo Magistrate’s Court this week.

In a separate incident, a 20-year-old woman was allegedly raped at the Loving Inn club in Karasburg, //Kharas region, over the weekend.

It is alleged that the suspect unlawfully and intentionally had sexual intercourse with the complainant without her consent. The suspect has not been arrested yet, and police investigations continue.

In yet another incident, a 30-year-old woman fell victim to rape at the hands of a 21-year-old Namibian man in the open field at the Sigone village in the Kavango West region on Friday.

It’s alleged that the suspect threatened to hit the victim with a bottle, and then had sexual intercourse with her by force. The suspect was arrested, and police investigations continue.

A 28-year-old Namibian female was allegedly raped by a 35-year-old Namibian male at Efidi Lyomulunga village in the Ongwediva district, Oshana region.

It’s alleged that the suspect broke into the complainant’s house with a hammer and wheel spanner, and found the victim asleep with her one-year-old baby boy.

The suspect pushed the complainant into the toilet and raped her, and thereafter took her flat-screen TV, a cellphone and N$600 cash. The suspect was arrested, while the TV and cell phone were also recovered. Police investigations continue.




2023-05-16  Loide Jason

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