Tried for girls’ rape
KINSHASHA: Eighteen members of a Congolese militia were on trial in the town of Kavuma yesterday for raping more than 40 girls, some of them just babies, believing sex with virgins could protect them from bullets.
The men are also accused of murdering several people, including a German engineer who was working in the region.
Since 2013, over 40 children under the age of 12, some as young as 18 months, have been raped near Kavumu. – dpa