Juvenile among 12 April sexual perpetrators

A boy aged 12 years who allegedly sexual assaulted a 6-year-old girl from his village was one of 12 people charged April over serious sexual offences against 15 victims, 11 of whom under 18 years of age.

Stats acquired from Office of the Director Public Prosecutions Office showed the offences include rape (20), attempted rape (8), abduction with intent to have carnal knowledge (1), indecent assault (1) and sexual assault (4). 

The oldest of the perpetrators, a man aged 56 years was also one of five whose victims were close relatives; and one of three whose victims were their nieces.

The 56-year-old was charged with the rape and indecent assault of his 9-year-old niece.

The other two incidents involved men in their 30s; a 35-year-old charged with multiple counts of rape and attempted rape of two nieces, aged 8 and 9 years, and a 39-year-old charged with rape of his 10-year-old niece.

Two other men were charged with partner rape and assault; a 30-year-old man was charged over the rape of his 27-year-old partner who he had also assaulted with a hammer.

In the second incident, a 25-year-old man was charged with the rape of his 51-year-old partner. 

In another incident, a 33-year-old family friend was charged with the rape and sexual assault of two girls, aged 13 and 17 years.

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