TWO older men were arrested in Uis after raping an eight-year-old girl on different occasions while she was left in the care of a family member while her grandmother visited another town for a few weeks.
According to Deputy Commissioner Erastus Iikuyu, the Erongo Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, the suspects, aged 67 and 51 forced the little girl to have sexual intercourse with them on different occasions during August and at two different houses in the Uis Location. It is further alleged that the suspects promised to pay their young victim some money.
“The minor girl was left at a family member’s house by her grandmother while she left Uis to visit in another town. The older suspect is the Grandmother’s boyfriend while the younger man is the boyfriend of the family member in whose care she was left.”
According to Deputy Commissioner Iikuyu the incidents of rape occurred during August but the matter was only reported to the police in Uis on Friday when the grandmother, the victim’s guardian, returned home.
He said the suspects are scheduled to make their first appearance on the charges of rape in the Omaruru Magistrate’s Court on Monday.