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3 religious leaders charged with sexual assault

3 religious leaders charged with sexual assault

By Vijay Narayan
Thursday 03/03/2016

Three religious leaders were charged with sexual assault last month.

This has been confirmed by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Other details have not been released.

Meanwhile there were 17 people charged with a total of 38 separate incidents in February.

There were 24 cases of rape, one case of attempted rape, one case of indecent assault, 11 cases of sexual assault and one incident of pornographic activities involving a juvenile.

There were 20 victims of the 38 separate incidents.

12 victims were under the age of 18 years.

One of them was a victim of pornographic activity.

There was one serious sexual offence that involved a 15-year-old juvenile and a 3-year-old victim.

The Office of the DPP said there were seven serious sexual offences that occurred in domestic settings.

One case was discontinued before the courts as a result of a false complaint.

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