ZIMBABWE – A 20-year-old Harare man will learn to control his libido after he was sentenced to four years in prison for bedding and impregnating his sister’s 14-year-old daughter.
She is now more than five months pregnant.
The man was facing rape charges when he appeared before Chitungwiza regional magistrate Estere Chivasa.
He was, however, found guilty of a competent verdict of sleeping with a young person charges.
Magistrate Chivasa handed him six years behind bars but conditionally set aside two years for five years.
The prosecutor, Tendai Mukariri, told the court that the incident took place in September last year at around 3pm when the man was staying at his sister’s house.
On the fateful day, the man’s niece went to take a bath and after she finished, he followed her to her room instructing her not to raise alarm.
The court heard that he grabbed the girl and bushed her on the bed gagging her mouth with his hand.
He went on to undress the towel she was covering her body with and raped her in the process.
After committing the offence, he threatened to kill the minor by stabbing her with a knife if she divulged the matter to anyone.
On December 28, the girl’s mother suspected that she was skipping her menstrual circle and took her to CM Clinic in Ziko business centre for a pregnancy test.
It was discovered that the minor was pregnant and her mother questioned her daughter who narrated her ordeal.
The matter was reported to the police leading to his arrest.