24-year old woman arrested for rape on minors in Gatsibo

By IGIHE
On 18 March 2020 at 03:29

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has apprehended a 24-year old woman on charges of rape of two 16-year old minors.

The suspect who is a resident of Gatsibo district is accused of raping two young boys on March 15th, 2020 after luring them with money.

Marie Michelle Umuhoza, RIB Spokesperson told IGIHE that RIB was informed of the crime by one of the boys’ parent who called in for help. "The suspect is currently held at RIB Rukara station as further investigation is being conducted."

Umuhoza warned Rwandans that no criminal acts will be tolerated and that rapists in particular will be shown no mercy.

The penal code of Rwanda subjects one found guilty to between 20 and 25 years of imprisonment for sexual crimes committed on minors including defilement. If the victim is under 14, convicts are liable for life imprisonment with no possibility of parole.

When rape on a minor resulted into an incurable disease or handicap, the convict is liable for life imprisonment with no room for parole.


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