Father arrested for raping daughter

WINDHOEK: A 47-year-old man was arrested at the Oshalemba village in the Ohangewena Region over the weekend for allegedly having had sexual intercourse with his 12-year-old daughter on different occasions.

Sergeant Slogan Matheus of the Namibian Police Force Public Relations Division said during a media briefing in the capital today the incident happened between June and July this year at their home.

The suspect will appear in the Oshakati Magistrate’s Court on Monday next week.

In a separate incident, a 14-year-old girl was raped while asleep at the Forestry Camp House at Okahandja yesterday at about 04h00.

It is alleged that the suspect entered the room while the victim was asleep on the floor, raped her and ran away when the victim woke up.

The victim’s parents were asleep in the same room.

The suspect is not yet arrested, and police investigations in the matter continue.