Underage marriage uncovered: 34-year-old man jailed for impregnating a 13-year-old girl


In a deeply disturbing turn of events, a 34-year-old man from Mutare, Zimbabwe was convicted and sentenced by a Mutare Magistrate on charges of having ƨǝxuɑl intercourse with a 13-year-old minor.

The accused individual engaged in ƨǝxuɑl relations with the 13-year-old complainant on March 1, 2024 in a secluded, bushy area. This was not an isolated incident, as the man continued to have ƨǝxuɑl relations with the minor on multiple subsequent occasions. The young victim eventually became pregnant and moved in with the accused.

According to the National Prosecuting Authority of Zimbabwe, the case came to light when police officers visited the accused’s residence and discovered that the underage complainant had been married to the 34-year-old man. This led to the man’s arrest and subsequent conviction.

The accused was sentenced to 24 months’ imprisonment for his crimes against the child.

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