Two 17-year-olds convicted of rape

Two 17-year-olds convicted of rape

GOBABIS – Two youths, both 17 years old, were convicted of rape in the Gobabis Regional Court yesterday.

Magistrate Dinah Uusiku sentenced the two to five years’ imprisonment each, of which two years were conditionally suspended for five years. Both accused, who may not be identified because they are minors, pleaded not guilty to the charges.The two were found guilty of raping a 12-year-old girl in a classroom at the Goodhope Primary School in the Epukiro area in 2003.All three were pupils at the school at the time.The girl told the court that the two boys entered the classroom, where she and some other girls were studying, switched off the lights and raped her.The other girls escaped through the classroom windows, the court heard.Senior Prosecutor Brownell McHenry Uirab handled the State’s case, while the boys were represented by Titus Mbaeva.NampaBoth accused, who may not be identified because they are minors, pleaded not guilty to the charges.The two were found guilty of raping a 12-year-old girl in a classroom at the Goodhope Primary School in the Epukiro area in 2003.All three were pupils at the school at the time.The girl told the court that the two boys entered the classroom, where she and some other girls were studying, switched off the lights and raped her.The other girls escaped through the classroom windows, the court heard.Senior Prosecutor Brownell McHenry Uirab handled the State’s case, while the boys were represented by Titus Mbaeva.Nampa

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