Man arrested for allegedly raping 12-year-old girl in Kavango West
02 Sep 2019 17:50pm
RUNDU, 02 SEP (NAMPA) A 49-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl at Mupini village in the Kavango West Region.
The weekly crime report issued by the Namibian Police Force on Monday indicated that the incident occurred last week Tuesday.
It is alleged that the suspect undressed the victim and had sexual intercourse with her without her consent, the crime report said.
He was arrested the same day and is expected to appear in the Rundu Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
Police investigations continue.
Meanwhile, the police have reported that there has been an increase in the number of rape cases involving minor children, and advised parents to be more vigilant.
The police said in a statement that 56 rape cases were reported across the country between 11 July and 24 August 2019, 26 of which involved minors.