Complaints mount of sex with underage girls

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Yet another case of alleged statutory rape is being looked into by police, following a complaint on Wednesday of a girl under 16 being assaulted by a young man.

The alleged victim is 15, while the offender’s age is yet to be confirmed, but he is said to be in his twenties. Police have not yet apprehended the suspect.

It is alleged that the man took the child to a house where they engaged in sex on January 13, 2019 and he has been claiming to be her boyfriend.

The Sexual Offences Act says it is a crime to have sex with anyone under the age of 16 – even if the alleged victim says “yes,” the law does not recognise that as consent – hence it is still an offence because of the age.

The probe into the matter continues and more medical examinations are to be done shortly.

Earlier this week, there were at least two other reports of older men sexually violating underage girls.

One of them is a 66-year-old man accused of serious indecency, while another man in his twenties is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl.

Both have been arrested, but the law says they cannot be named unless they have been convicted.

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