Cousins, Cattle Herder Gang Rape Girl (12)

A 12-YEAR-OLD girl from Onjengo village in Endola Constituency in Ohangwena was gang-raped by her two cousins and a cattle herder at her homestead on Friday last week.

The suspects – Matheus Reinhold (18), Shinangela Nghishakenwa Vitalis (18), and a 16-year old boy – appeared in the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. They were all charged with rape and sexual assault of a minor.

The Ohangwena police deputy commissioner, Ebner Agas, told The Namibian that the three suspects raped the girl on many occasions and threatened to kill her if she ever reported them.

Agas said the suspects, who lived in the same house with the victim, were caught in the act on Friday night by the girl’s parents, and were arrested the next day.

Reinhold and Vitalis were both remanded in Omungwelume police holding cells, while the 16-year-old was released into the care of his parents.

Their case was postponed to 1 July, to allow further police investigations.

Source : The Namibian