13-year-old girl raped in Abyei

Community police in Abyei town have arrested two men for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl in Minyang village,  Abyei Administrative Area.

Police Investigator, Mario Malual told Abyei FM on Monday that two men aged 18 and 20 respectively are apprehended in connection to raping the minor and are being investigated.

The incident occurred during the Christmas week, according to Atoch Dau, an official working in the department of gender and protection. She said the  girl was raped on her way back to their house from where she was sent.

Dau said the minor is receiving treatment at MSF hospital in Agok.

This brings the cases of rape recorded by police in Abyei in 2020 to 13. In November police said they registered 19 cases of gender-based violence including 12 rape cases.