Nine-year-old learner with disabilities allegedly raped at Rundu

25 Jul 2013 06:20
RUNDU, 25 JUL (NAMPA) – A 20-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted a learner with disabilities at the Dr Romanus Kampungu Secondary School’s hostel in the Kavango Region on Wednesday morning.
According to a Namibian Police Force (NamPol) report, the suspect, who is also a learner at this Rundu school, allegedly called the nine-year-old girl into his room, where he sexually assaulted her.
The victim was a ‘special learner’ with visual and hearing impairment at the said school, the report said.
The incident was reported to the police by the victim’s mother after she realised that her daughter was in pain.
The suspect is expected to be charged under the Combating of Rape Act No. 8 of 2000, and will appear in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court on Friday.