24-year old woman charged for raping minor boy

24-year-old Catherine Kooper remains behind bars after she was arrested for allegedly entering into a  sexual relationship with a 15-year old boy at Swakopmund. Kooper made a first appearance in the Swakopmund magistrates court yesterday on a charge of rape and bail was denied.

The case was confirmed by the police yesterday. According to the Namibian Police’s spokesperson in Erongo, Commissioner Erastus Ikuyu, the suspect started a sexual relationship with the 15-year old boy in August this year. It is alleged the suspect accommodated the victim at her place and they performed sexual acts on numerous occasions. The police further stated the victim dropped out of school due to this relationship which lasted until 5 October. Kooper was arrested on a charge of rape (combating of immoral practice Act, Act 21 of 1980) which was opened at the Mondesa police station. More details surrounding the case are not yet available.

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