Three-year-old girl raped in Bethanie

28 Feb 2016 17:30pm
WINDHOEK, 28 FEB (NAMPA) - A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her 44-year-old neighbour in the Riverbed location of Bethanie in the //Kharas Region on Friday.
Inspector Slogan Matheus from the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) said at a media briefing on Sunday the suspect allegedly fondled the girl in his room.
The suspect was arrested and will appear in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
In another incident, the Swakopmund Police are investigating the alleged rape of an 11-year-old boy by a 16-year-old boy at the Roman Catholic Hostel in Tamariskia.
It is alleged the suspect, who shared a bunk bed with the victim raped him on 21 February at the hostel, but the incident was only reported to the police on Friday.
The suspect was arrested on Friday and is due to appear in the Swakopmund Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Meanwhile, the police in the Ohangwena Region are investigating the death of Stefanus Shinigeni, 6, who chocked on a Maroela fruit on Friday at the Oshuuli village.
In another incident, the Walvis Bay Police are investigating a case of culpable homicide after two sedan vehicles - a white Opel Corsa driving from Walvis Bay to Swakopmund and a red Polo Vivo travelling from the opposite direction – collided on Friday. It is alleged the Polo overtook a truck, while approaching a blind curve and collided with the Opel.
The driver of the Opel, Winfree Thourob, 27, died on the spot. The deceased was alone in the vehicle, while the driver, a five-year-old girl and a pregnant woman occupied the other vehicle, sustaining minor injuries. They were treated at the Walvis Bay State Hospital.
The male driver of the Polo was arrested and is due to appear in the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
In the Kunene Region, police are investigating a case of reckless and negligent driving after the driver of a Mitsubishi station wagon lost control and the vehicle overturned on Saturday on the Sesfontein/Palmwag main road. Two elderly male passengers from South Africa sustained slight injuries.