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Rape victimÔÇÖs(5) family awaits justice four years on

Tue, 27 May 2014 05:08
by Charmaine Ngatjiheue
Metro

aGrootfontein resident (name withheld) (32) is still waiting for justice against Titus Iita who raped her five year old daughter four years ago when she was still a year old.
Iita (24) accused the victim’s father’s cousin and allegedly committed the offence while staying with the family to improve his senior high school results through Namcol in Grootfontein at that time.
Iita was arrested in 2010 and was released on bail in 2011. According to Chief inspector Deon Marais at the Otjozondupa Region police headquarters, the case in question was sent to the prosecutor general and postponed to May 13.
“What actually happened was those dockets were lying in the office of the Prosecutor and the case was postponed to May 8, 2013 for the prosecutor general to have the last say. The suspect was released on bail on October 25, 2011 but the prosecutors who were dealing with the case were supposed to send it to the prosecutor general’s office but failed to do so” said Chief Inspector Marais.
The case opened on docket ACR54-11-2010 and according to Leopoldt, Sergeant Hango from the Women and Child Abuse centre in Tsumeb was the officer in charge of the case. “He did all the interviews with both myself and Titus Iita who confessed to the crime.
Meanwhile the Sergeant Reent from the Women and Child Abuse centre in Grootfontein has been assigned to revive the case but she said she is not at liberty to talk the media because the police has a formal communication channel which should be followed. “We may not reveal that information to the media” she said.