ODPP statistics notes prevalence of incestuous sexual offences

A 29-YEAR-old man is charged for allegedly raping his 46-year-old grandmother.

This was revealed in a statement by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions highlighting the rape and sexual offence cases for the month of August alone this year.

According to ODPP sexual offences statistics, 30 people were charged with a total of 62 counts of separate incidents last month of which 44 counts were of rape, one count was of abduction with intent to have carnal knowledge, and 17 counts were of sexual assault.

The youngest accused people are a 12-year-old boy who is charged for the alleged rape of a six-year-old girl, a 15-year-old boy who is charged with multiple counts of allegedly raping and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, and two 17-year-olds who are charged alongside another accused for the alleged rape of their 15-year-old cousin.

It is also stated that a police officer was charged for the alleged rape of his 17-year-old niece.

In a shocking incident, a 45-year-old man is charged for allegedly raping his 63-year-old mother.

The statement also highlighted three separate incidents where fathers were charged for raping and sexually assaulting their daughters.

It stated that a 42-year-old man was charged for allegedly sexually assaulting his six-year-old daughter, while in another matter a 48-year-old man charged for allegedly raping and sexually assaulting his 10-year-old daughter.

In a separate incident, a 31-year-old man was charged for allegedly sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl, and in another matter a 56-year-old bus driver charged for allegedly raping a six-year-old girl.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions stated that two cases were withdrawn after a nolle prosequi was filed, one case was withdrawn because of police not being able to locate the victim; while another case was withdrawn after the complainant admitted to making a false statement.