ZIMBABWE – CHIREDZI F.C player David Sengu has been arrested for allegedly for having unprotected sex with a 14-year-old girl and infecting her with a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
The footie is alleged to have bedded the minor six times, threatening to stab her if she refused.
Claims are that she had been working for one of their neighbours Thobekile Moyo, Sengu’s girlfriend.
Sengu would have sex with the 14 year old whilst his girlfriend was away.
The matter came to light when the girl discovered the STI and she confided in her aunt.
“The young girl fell sick and developed an itchy rash in her genitals, she told her aunt and she was taken to Triangle Hospital where it was confirmed that she had an STI” said an H-Metro source.
“Her parents lodged a complaint with the police leading to Sengu’s arrest,” she said.
The teenager’s mother Muchineripi Gutu confirmed the incident.
“I am hurt by what happened to my daughter, Thobekile Moyo is a trusted neighbour and she asked my daughter who is in form one to clean her house whilst she was at work,
“My daughter would go there and that is where she met Sengu, who slept with her on more than six occasions. He would force her to have oral sex with him saying he wanted her to gain weight and have bigger hips.
“He had unprotected sex with her, threating to stab her with a knife if she revealed it to anyone.
“This continued till my son noticed that she was not coming home on time. He inquired and beat her up until she confided in her aunt about what the footballer was doing to her.
“She showed her sores on her genitals and told her that it was a second batch of sores as she once had a rash that disappeared mysteriously and we took her to hospital for treatment and as we speak l am coming from the hospital where she had gone for checkup.
“We lodged a complaint with the police and they are investigating the issue.
Thobekile confirmed her relationship with the footie but when the girl’s name was mentioned she dropped the call and her phone went unanswered thereafter.
Sengu escaped a custodial sentence in September 2011, for bedding a fifteen year old.
He had been initially sentenced to 30 months in prison before 15 were suspended on condition of good behavior and the remaining 15 were suspended on condition that he performs 525 hours of community service at Machipisa police station
The 30 year old is detained at Triangle police station, a police officer who preferred anonymity has said.
“Indeed Sengu is in police custody and he will be making his initial appearance after the holiday.” he said.