ZIMBABWE – A 23-year-old man will be spending eight months in prison for bedding and impregnating his girl friend when she was 15 years old.
Claudius Huchu was initially slapped with a 12 month prison term of which four were suspended for five years on condition of good behaviour and he will effectively serve the remaining eight.
The girl has since given birth to his child and she is now 16.
Huchu had pleaded not guilty to the charges of having sexual intercourse with a minor claiming that on the alleged date the girl was having her periods and he never slept with her.
However, the State proved that sometime in February this year Huchu and the fifteen year old were in a relationship and they had sexual intercourse at a friend’s house in Mufakose.
It is said that the two also had sex on two more occasions at the same house.
The matter came to light when the girl got pregnant.
Her parents asked her who was responsible and she told them that it was Huchu.
They lodged a complaint with the police leading to Huchu’s arrest.