A soldier arrested for allegedly gang raping young girl

A soldier has been arrested for reportedly raping a 14-year-old girl in Lasu in Central Equatoria State. A member of parliament representing Yei River County in South Sudan National Legislative Assembly told Eye radio on Thursday.

Hon. Paul Yoane claims that the perpetrator is a South Sudan People’s Defense Force, SSPDF soldier. The armed men reportedly broke into her home at Lasu Payam in Lainya County on Sunday and took the minor to a separate room where she was raped by three men.

“In that incident, a 14-year-old girl was dragged into a room and then three men in uniform gang-raped her,” Yoane told Eye Radio on Thursday.

According to the lawmaker, authorities are still searching for the other two soldiers. Similar cases have been reported across South Sudan including Juba, the capital city.

Last month, an 8-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Gudelle and a 58-year-old woman was gang raped and killed in Jenderu residential area in Juba.