Police officer rapes, assaults girlfriend

14 Dec 2014 18:10pm
WINDHOEK, 14 DEC (NAMPA) – A police officer was arrested by the Namibian Police (NamPol) for allegedly assaulting and raping his girlfriend at the Kakuro village in the Kahenge area of the Kavango West Region.
The incident occurred on Friday last week at around 20h00, when the suspect allegedly forced the victim to have sexual intercourse with him and assaulted her upon refusing his request.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) Spokesperson Sergeant Slogan Matheus told a media briefing on Sunday the suspect is a sergeant by rank at the Nkurenkuru Borderpost.
He said the suspect allegedly set the hut in which the victim was sleeping on fire after assaulting her. All the victim's property that was inside the hut was gutted by the fire.
The suspect has been charged with rape, arson, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and assault through threatening. He is due to appear in the Rundu Magistrate Court on Monday.
A 39 year-old woman fell victim to a gang rape when two men allegedly saw her walking home and dragged her into nearby bushes ,where they took turns to rape her.
The incident occurred on Sunday, at around 04h00 on the Omupanda gravel road about 10 Kilometers (KM) from Okakarara.
Both suspects are still at large and police investigations in the matter continue.
Another case of rape was reported to NamPol at Omitara in the Omaheke region on Friday, last week.
A man allegedly abducted a 15-year-old female from the location where she stays, to a nearby farm where he repeatedly raped her.
According to Matheus, the suspect threatened the victim not to scream and later took her to his house at Omitara.
When the police was informed about the incident and went to the suspect’s house, the suspect jumped through the window and fled the scene.
The suspect is known to the police but is still at large. Efforts are being made to trace his whereabouts as police investigations continue.
NamPol arrested a 40-year-old male for allegedly raping his step-daughter on Friday afternoon in Divundu in the Kavango East Region in an unrelated matter.
The man allegedly had sexual intercourse with the 7-year–old minor under coercive circumstances.
It is further alleged that the mother of the victim caught her husband having sex with the minor and alerted the police.
The suspect is due to appear in the Rundu magistrate Court on Monday.
(NAMPA)
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