Zim player nabbed for sex of­fence

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport -

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

Richard Gany­ata

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