14 people were charged with 28 counts of separate sexual offences in the month of November.

According to statistics released by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, there were 20 rape offences, 1 attempted rape case, 1 indecent assault and 6 sexual assault cases.

According to ODPP there were 15 victims of the 28 counts of separate incidents of whom 12 victims were under the age of 18 years.

Of the 14 people charged, one was a juvenile who was charged with the rape of his 4 year old and 6 year old cousins.

There were 7 incidents where the victims and the accused persons were related to one another.

There was one incident where a 59‑year‑old man was charged with the rape of his 7‑year‑old granddaughter.

In another incident, a 42‑year‑old man was charged with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault of his 14‑year‑old step daughter.

There were 3 separate incidents where uncles were charged with the rape of their nieces.

In one incident, a 59‑year‑old man was charged with the rape and sexual assault of his 14‑year old niece, in another incident a 35‑year‑old man was charged with the rape of his 12‑year‑old niece while in another incident a 49‑year‑old man was charged with the sexual assault of his 17‑year‑old niece.

In a separate incident, a 20‑year‑old man was charged with the rape of his 16‑year‑old cousin and was also charged with one count of theft of a mobile phone.

A 20‑year‑old man was charged with the rape of his 16‑year‑old girlfriend.

The accused allegedly used a knife to intimidate the victim and is also charged with criminal intimidation.

There was one incident where a 57‑year‑old man was charged with the attempted rape of a 35‑year‑old woman.

The accused and victim were neighbours.

A 35‑year‑old man was charged for allegedly raping a 38‑year‑old woman at a drinking party.

There was one incident where a 25‑year‑old man was charged with the rape of a 23‑year‑old female tourist, however, this matter was withdrawn due to the unavailability of the complainant.

14 people were charged with 28 counts of separate sexual offences in the month of November.

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