A security guard with the local Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe (CBZ) branch (name supplied but withheld for now) was on Sunday morning, September 23, allegedly caught red-handed se_xually abusing a grade seven pupil.
The security guard was busted by the minor's father who cannot be named here to protect the minor's identity. The child is a pupil at Gutu United Primary School.
Sources said the father was tipped off that his child had been taken to the bank by the guard and he decided to follow the two. He waited outside for about two hours before his child finally walked out of the building.
It is further said that when the child saw that his father was at the gate, she ran back into the building and locked the door.
Other people then came and tried to open the door to apprehend the suspect but they failed. Sensing danger, the suspect reportedly escaped through the window, jumped the fence and ran away at full speed.
The child's father confirmed the incident in an interview, saying he was tipped off by some friends that his child was having se_xual relations with the security guard.
"I was moving around and I met some friends who told me that my daughter was da_ting (name withheld) and that the two are often seen together. I followed them at CBZ and I caught my own daughter red handed, I saw it with my own eyes," he said.
The case was reported at Gomo Police Camp.
The security guard's phone was not reachable when this publicatio tried to reach him as he was said to be on the run.