RDP councillor nabbed for alleged minor rape

19 Oct 2014 12:00pm
USAKOS, 19 OCT (NAMPA) – Daniel Stramis, the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) councillor at Usakos, was arrested last Monday after he allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl on several occasions.
He was arrested last Monday and appeared in the Usakos Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. The 37-year-old Stramis was remanded in custody to allow for further police investigations.
It is not clear whether the two had been having consensual sex or not, or over what period this had transpired.
The Criminal Investigations’ Coordinator for the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) in the Erongo Region, Deputy Commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa on Sunday said the suspected rape occurred on several occasions.
The girl and her grandmother stay in the Hakhaseb residential area of Usakos.
Kashuupulwa said the grandmother decided to have the girl examined by a doctor on 10 October after she suspected that she was sexually active.
“After the doctor confirmed that she is sexually active, she was confronted and alleged that she had been raped by Stramis. He apparently also gave her money to encourage her not to tell anyone about what they had been doing,” said the commissioner.
This case will be heard again on 27 November 2014.