A 45-YEAR-OLD man from Barham Green suburb in Bulawayo and employed as a private investigator has been arrested for allegedly defiling his seven-year-old sister.
The man whose name is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim allegedly inserted his finger into the private part of his sibling.
He has since appeared in court before Bulawayo magistrate Racheal Mukanga charged with indecent assault as defined in Section 67 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Law) Act Chapter 9:23.
He was not asked to plead and was remanded out of custody to 12 December 2022 on $50 000 bail.
Circumstances are that on an unknown date but sometime in November this year the victim came from school and went to her father’s office where her brother was.
It is reported that the victim then asked the accused to watch a movie from the laptop and the accused agreed before he allowed her to sit on his lap.
It is alleged that while the victim was watching a movie, the accused shoved his hand inside her underwear before he allegedly inserted one of his fingers into her private part.
The victim reportedly informed one of the family members about the incident who then reported the matter to the police.
Investigations led to the arrest of the accused and his subsequent appearance in court.