Rape spree teen vi­o­lates 3 kids in 1 week

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Cyn­thia Dube Court Re­porter

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy from Nkayi has been sen­tenced to three years in jail for rap­ing three mi­nor sib­lings aged five, eight and nine years on sev­eral oc­ca­sions within a week.

The boy from Md­lawuzweni area, who can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons ap­peared be­fore Bulawayo Mag­is­trate Mr Crispen Mberewere on Fri­day. He pleaded guilty. The mag­is­trate sen­tenced him to three sus­pended years on con­di­tion that he does not com­mit a sim­i­lar crime.

Mr Mberewere said four strokes must ad­min­is­tered on the boy for the crimes.

“I un­der­stand that you are a ju­ve­nile and you have been in re­mand prison for two months. I hope Khami Prison has showed you the other side of life and you have learnt some­thing from it,” he said.

“You are young and you should avoid en­gag­ing in sex­ual re­la­tion­ships. You must know the dif­fer­ence be­tween a wife and a mi­nor child. I ad­vise you to change your bad be­hav­iour and try by all means to be a good boy and this will help you to have a bet­ter fu­ture.” be Pros­e­cut­ing, Mr Sim­barashe Manyiwa said: “On Au­gust 3, at around mid-day, the com­plainant in the com­pany of her two sis­ters pro­ceeded to the ac­cused per­son’s place of res­i­dence where they in­tended to play with their two friends who are both seven-years-old. While they were play­ing, he called the three mi­nor chil­dren into a bed­room hut and or­dered them to re­move their panties and lie down on the floor fac­ing up­wards,” he said.

The pros­e­cu­tor said the boy raped the three sis­ters and told them not to re­veal his crime to any­one.

The court heard that the boy re­peat­edly raped the chil­dren for a week each time they vis­ited their friends.

“The ac­cused per­son stopped sex­u­ally abus­ing the com­plainant on Au­gust 10 when the com­plainants’ grand­mother stopped them from play­ing at other peo­ple’s homesteads,” said Mr Manyiwa.

The pros­e­cu­tor said the matter came to light on Au­gust 22 when the vic­tims re­vealed to their grand­mother that the ac­cused per­son had been sex­u­ally abus­ing them.-@cyn­thi­amthembo1

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