19 Jun 2016 16:30pm
WINDHOEK, 19 JUN (NAMPA) Four minor girls were allegedly raped on separate occasions and places over the past few days.
Two girls of four and six-years-old were allegedly raped at Eenhana in the Ohangwena Region, one (age 13) in Kalkrand in the Hardap Region and one (age 13) in Henties Bay in the Erongo Region.
Namibian Police Force (NamPol) spokesperson, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi said during a media conference here on Sunday a suspect was arrested by the Police on Friday at the Oshingadu village in the Eenhana District for allegedly raping the four-year-old girl.
The suspect is expected to make his first appearance in the Eenhana Magistrate's Court on Monday.
The second rape incident of the six-year-old girl took place at the Ohandiba village, also in the Eenhana area, on 17 June this year.
A 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this incident.
It is reported that the suspect, who is not related to the victim, entered the hut in which she was sleeping and moved the girl to his own sleeping hut, where he allegedly raped her. He will appear in the Eenhana Magistrate's Court on Monday.
In Kalkrand, three men aged 26, 23, 18 and a 17-year-old boy were arrested after they allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl on several occasions between January 2016 and 17 June 2016.
The suspects are expected to appear in the Mariental Magistrate's Court on Monday.
The last incident involves a 29-year-old man, who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl between 17 and 18 June 2016 at the victim's residence at the Omdel Suburb in Henties Bay.
The suspect is the victim's neighbour.
Shikwambi requested parents to always be aware of their childrens movements and activities in order to protect them.
Please Namibian parents, get involved in your children's lives. You must always try to know the day-to-day activities of your children and you must know all the people involved in your children's lives.
Together, we will be able to fight these social evils of rape and other sexual attacks, she stated.