23 Jan 2019

11-year-old charged with sexual offence in Fiji

3:39 pm on 23 January 2019

An 11-year-old boy is among several under 18 year olds charged with sexual offences in Fiji last year.

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Each month the country's public prosecutions office releases a break down of sexual offence statistics and 2018 saw 141 people charged, all of them male.

Twenty one of those charged were under the age of 18.

About a quarter of the offences occurred in domestic relationships or where the accused was known to the victims.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions said the youngest victim of serious sexual offence was a two-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by her father.