Two men charged in teenage girl rape in Abyei

Two men who were arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl in Abyei Administrative Area have been charged.

Community Police Investigator in Abyei town, Mario Malual told Abyei FM on Tuesday that the suspects have been charged with rape and will appear before the court on a yet-to-be fixed date.

The incident happened on 13th and 15th of December 2020, according to police. The minor is discharged from the hospital where she was receiving treatment.

This incident brings rape cases recorded in the area in 2020 to 13. In November last year, police in Abyei reported 19 cases of gender based violence against women and girls, out of which 12 were rape cases.