Man gets 90-yrs for rap­ing daugh­ter

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parental duty of pro­tect­ing his daugh­ter.

She said Chimhamhasi even shat­tered his daugh­ter’s ed­u­ca­tional dreams by re­peat­edly rap­ing her un­til she fell preg­nant.

“You are the fa­ther to the com­plainant,” said Mr Zuyu. “She was only 13 years and very young to in­dulge in this adult be­hav­iour. She was in pri­mary school, a fac­tor that shows she was just in­no­cent and young and look­ing up to you for pro­tec­tion.

“You breached the trust that she had be­stowed in you as the fa­ther. If a fa­ther can rape her own child what about other chil­dren within the com­mu­nity.

On both counts the court will im­prison you for 90 years of which 15 years im­pris­on­ment is sus­pended for five years on con­di­tion that you do not com­mit an of­fence in­volv­ing sex­ual con­duct within that pe­riod.”

Prose­cut­ing, Mr Ed­more Mbavaira told the court that in Fe­bru­ary this year, the com­plainant’s mother left her hus­band in cus­tody of three chil­dren as she trav­elled to her ru­ral home to at­tend

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