A 54-year-old man has been charged with the rape and sexual assault of his 5-year-old granddaughter.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Rape and Sexual Offences Statistics for the month of March also reveals four separate  incidents where  uncles were charged with the rape and sexual assault of their nieces.

The offences were rape ,attempted rape ,assault with intent to
commit rape, aiding and abetting rape, indecent assault  and sexual
assault .

Of  the  18 people  charged, one  was  a 
juvenile  and  one  was  a  police 
officer.  A  17-year-old  boy was  charged  with 
the  rape  of  a  12-year-old  girl, 
however  this  matter  was  discontinued due  to
insufficient  evidence.  

A  54-year-old  police  officer  was 
charged  with  the  rape,  attempted  rape and
indecent assault of a 34-year-old woman. There were 17 victims of whom 12
victims were under the age of 18 years.

There were eight incidents where the victims and the accused were related to
one another. There  were  four separate incidents where 
uncles  were  charged  with  the  rape and 
sexual assault of  their nieces.

In  one  incident,  a  19-year-old 
man  was  charged  with  the  rape,  sexual
assault and indecent assault of his 5-year-old niece while a 27-year-old man
was charged with representative  counts  of  rape 
and  sexual  assault  against this  14-year-old  niece
which  was allegedly committed from 2012 to 2017.

A 26-year-old man was charged with the rape and sexual assault of his
14-year-old niece while a 59-year-old man was charged with the sexual assault
of his 15-year-old niece.

In another  incident,a 45-year-old  man  was  charged 
with representative  counts  of  rape  and sexual assault
against his 18-year-old step-niece.

There was  one  incident  of  marital  rape 
where  a  38-year-old  man  was  charged 
with  the  rape and  assault  with  intent 
to  commit  rape  of  his  32-year-old 
wife,  however,  this  matter  was discontinued due to the
inability to locate the victim.A 25-year-old man was charged with the rape of
a15-year-old girl from his village. The victim’s 19-year-old uncle was also
charged with aiding and abetting rape.

A 61-year-old man was charged with the indecent assault and indecently annoying
his 31-year-old  employee. A  50-year-old  man  was 
charged  with  the  rape  and  assault  of 
a  27-year-old  woman.

A  26-year-old 
man  was  charged  with  the  rape  of 
a  42-year-old  woman. The  accused  allegedly accosted the
victim whilst she was walking home.

A 20-year-old man was charged with the rape of an 18-year-old girl, however,
this matter was discontinued after the victim admitted that the sex was
consensual.
In  another  incident,  a 48-year-old  man  was 
charged  with the  rape  of  a  16-year-old 
girl, however,  this  matter  was  discontinued 
after  the  complainant  admitted  to  making 
a  false complaint.

Five cases were withdrawn after discontinuances were filed due to insufficient
evidence, false complaints and inability to locate the complainant. S

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