There were 18 people charged with a total of 43 counts of separate incidents of serious sexual offences last month.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions released the February statistic today.

In the official ODPP stats for last month there were 27 offences of rape, 5 cases of attempted rape), 2 cases of assault with intent to commit rape and also other casesof abduction with intent to have carnal knowledge , indecent assault and and sexual assault.

There were 20 victims of the 43 separate incidents of whom 12 victims were under the age of 18 years.

Of the 20 victims, 2 were male and 18 were female victims.

A 28-year-old man was charged with rape, attempted rape and sexual assault of a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old boy.

There were 8 incidents where the victims and the accused were related to one another.

A 37-year-old man was charged with the rape and sexual assault of his 12-year-old stepdaughter.

There was one incident where a 27-year-old man was charged with the rape of a 19 and a 20 year-old.

The accused is the uncle of one of the victims.

There were four separate incidents where the accused persons allegedly raped their cousins.

In one incident a 21-year-old man was charged with the rape of his 6-year-old cousin.

In two separate incidents, a 17-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were charged with the rape of their 13-year-old cousins and in another incident, a 25-year-old man was charged with assault with the intent to commit rape and rape of his 18-year-old cousin.

There were two separate incidents of marital rape.

In one incident, a 39-year-old was charged with rape and assault with intent to commit rape of his 34-year-old wife and in another incident, a 34-year-old man was charged with the rape of his 28-year-old wife.

There was one incident where a 74-year-old Australian man was charged with the rape of a 6year-old girl. The accused was a family friend.

A 42-year-old man was charged with the rape of a 32-year-old woman.

The accused and victim were neighbours.

There was one incident where a 20-year-old man was charged with multiple counts of rape, one count of indecent assault and one count of abduction with intent to have carnal knowledge of a 14-year-old girl.

The accused was working near the victim’s barbeque stall when the alleged offences took place.

A 21-year-old man was charged with the attempted rape of a 35-year-old woman.

The accused was also charged with the murder of the victim’s father and one count of aggravated robbery.

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