RECENTLY, it was reported that a 63-yearold woman had been raped twice by her husband’s friend. Being raped is the worst nightmare for women, but there are no words that can describe the agony of a 63-year-old woman.
The issue of elderly sexual crimes is a malicious act prevalent in society.
The focus of this article is to identify ways in which society can be educated on this matter and to find a solution.
People talk about child sex crimes but neglect elderly citizens.
Like children, they need to be heard and given attention. They need to be respected and treated with dignity.
Is there so much of a difference between sexual offences against children and of that against elderly women?
They are the weakest, the least likely to be believed and are the rapist’s most vulnerable victims.
The law is silent on this. It is imperative to create a legal framework to hold society responsible