A man allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl at Rosh Pinah on Wednesday.
The Namibian Police in a crime report on Thursday said the girl was hitchhiking to Noordoewer when the 49-year-old man picked her up and took her to his house in Rosh Pinah.
The incident allegedly occurred between 14h00 and 16h00.
“The victim was flagging down a vehicle to help her return to Noordoewer when the suspect saw her. He pulled over and took her to his house,” the crime report said.
When they arrived at his house, the suspect informed the girl that he was waiting for two more passengers.
The culprit then allegedly proceeded to engage in sexual intercourse with the victim without her consent.
The suspect has been arrested, and police investigations are ongoing.
In a similar incident, a 20-year-old woman was allegedly raped at the Rukura village in Kavango West on Tuesday. The police reported that she was dragged into the bushes around 21h00.
“The suspect pulled the victim’s hair and forced her to his homestead in Rukura village, where he continued to have non-consensual sexual intercourse with her in his sleeping hut,” the crime report said.
The suspect has been identified but has not yet been apprehended, as he fled the village. Police investigations are ongoing.