In Khorixas, Kunene Region, a 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 30-year-old man on Friday. The Namibian Police Force (NamPol) reported that the incident occurred around 21:40 after the girl had gone to fetch a key from her grandmother. The suspect reportedly followed her, forcibly entered a house with her, assaulted her, and then sexually assaulted her. He has been arrested and was scheduled for a court appearance on Monday. In a related incident in Mariental, an 18-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 44-year-old man on Friday evening. The assault occurred in a house in the Ombili residential area, where the victim was with her cousin and others. After the group dispersed, the suspect is said to have forced the girl into a room and sexually assaulted her. The girl’s sister intervened, leading to the suspect’s arrest.
According to Namibian Press Agency (NAMPA), Additionally, a 34-year-old man was arrested on Friday in Opuwo for attempting to certify a forged Grade 12 certificate at the local police station. The certificate had been altered with the suspect’s name and birth date. He was expected to appear before the Opuwo Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Police investigations in all cases are ongoing.