There were a total of 141 people charged with a total of 378 separate counts of serious sexual offences as of 31 December 2018.
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.
This media update consolidates data released by the ODPP from 1 January to 31 December 2018.
This data is confined to incidents of serious sexual offences only.
There were 21 people charged that were under the age of 18 years.
The youngest accused person charged with rape was an 11 year old boy.
The offences were rape (277), attempted rape (6), assault with intent to rape (1), abduction with intent to rape (7), indecent assault (7), defilement (14) and sexual assault (66).
There were 204 victims of the 378 separate sexual offences. Of the 204, there were 129 victims under the age of 18 years.
All accused persons charged with sexual offences were male however victims of the sexual offences were both male and female comprising of 189 female victims and 15 male victims.
There were 91 offences that occurred in domestic relationships or where the accused was known to the victims.
The youngest victim of serious sexual offences as of 31 December 2018 was a 2-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by her 27-year-old father.