Zim player nabbed for sex offence
ENGLAND-BASED Zimbabwe rugby player, Richard Ganyata, faces deportation from the United Kingdom after he was arrested for a sex offence.
He is alleged to have been arranging to have sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old.
The 23-year old hooker was trapped by British police in Southgate, North London, and arrested while he was waiting for the girl to arrive.
Ganyata — who claims to be homeless after he was kicked out by his mother — had been having internet communication with the girl over the past few days.
British police also claim that around 70 percent of his friends on social media — where he has three accounts — are around 18 and 19 years of age.
In a video posted by British Police’s Internet Interceptors, the visibly-shaken Ganyata denies wanting to have sex with the minor.
“You have three Facebook accounts and over 500 people on the friends list, we have been speaking to them, 70 percent of them are 18 to 19-year-olds. So you clearly like young girls, don’t you?’’ asks one female police officer.
“What were you going to do with this girl this evening?”
“Nothing, I wasn’t going to do much with her,” replies Ganyata.
But he fails to answer back after he was asked: “How can you be in love with a 14-year-old girl?”.
Ganyata says he was not too sure that being involved with minors was illegal in the United Kingdom before he was arrested and taken to the station in marked police vehicles. — sportszone. co.zw