Girl (14) not paid for sex re­sorts to steal­ing

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Fair­ness Moy­ana

A 14-YEAR-OLD Dete school girl who was fac­ing two counts of un­law­ful en­try and theft claimed she stole from one of her vic­tims to pun­ish him af­ter he slept with her and re­fused to pay.

The Form Two pupil (name with­held) told pro­vin­cial mag­is­trate Mrs Rose Dube that she stole from the male com­plainant to re­cover $50 which he had promised to give her af­ter the two had sex.

“Your wor­ship, I stole from the first com­plainant be­cause I was hun­gry and needed food and clothes to wear.

“As for the sec­ond com­plainant I did it to re­cover the money he had promised me af­ter he slept with me and said he would give me $50 since I’m an or­phan,” she said.

Mrs Dube would have none of it. She cau­tioned the ju­ve­nile for her reck­less be­hav­iour and or­dered her to con­cen­trate on her school work. Mrs Dube sus­pended her sen­tence for the next five years on con­di­tion she does not com­mit a sim­i­lar of­fence in­volv­ing dis­hon­esty.

In ad­di­tion she or­dered the ju­ve­nile to un­dergo coun­selling with the De­part­ment of So­cial Ser­vices for three months.

The court heard that on May 5 this year the teen went to Agnes Ncube, a Painted Dog Con­ser­va­tion as­sis­tant co­or­di­na­tor’s place of res­i­dence in Dete and gained en­try through an un­locked door, with­out per­mis­sion.

She looted prop­erty val­ued at $139 which in­cluded clothes and cook­ing oil be­fore dis­ap­pear­ing.

On an­other oc­ca­sion on May 18 she gained en­try into Tapiwa Sit­hole’s res­i­dence and took a satchel which she used to stash food stuffs, clothes and toi­letries.

She was how­ever dis­cov­ered and fled but the loot which in­cluded 2kg of sugar, rice and bis­cuits weighed her down re­sult­ing in her ap­pre­hen­sion.

Upon her ar­rest po­lice re­cov­ered all the items val­ued at $50 stolen from Sit­hole’s house. How­ever, only $86 worth of Ncube’s prop­erty was found.

Ms Love­ness Maseko ap­peared for the state.

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