The Rape Crisis Blog

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of rape victims throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Namibia: Rape the Most Common Crime in Omusati

RAPE is the most common serious crime committed in the Omusati Region, says Sergeant Linekela Shikongo of the Omusati Police. Shikongo says 29 cases of rape have been reported in the region so far this year, for which 18 suspects have been arrested and charged. Eleven suspects are still at large. Shikongo says most of the suspects not yet arrested are foreign nationals, especially Angolans, working in Namibia. After committing the crimes, they fled back to their countries of origin, he said. According to Shikongo, only seven of the 29 rape victims were adults older than 18. The other 22 victims were children under 18. Because of the high number of rape cases in the region, Shikongo said, the Police have started to raise awareness of the crime among local communities.

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