A 51-YEAR-OLD Glendale man was sentenced to 16 years behind bars by Bindura regional magistrate Gloria Takundwa on Thursday after he was caught raping his 12-year-old neighbour's daughter.
Moses Jimu of Major Brown farm, Glendale will spend 13 years effective after the magistrate conditionally suspended 3 years.
Prosecutor Ngoni Kaseke told the court that sometime in November last year the rap_ist called the complainant to his house and rap_ed her before buying her silence with $2 bond.
The matter came to light on November 24 when the complainant's uncle received a tip-off that Jimu had called the complainant in his house.
The uncle stormed in the house and caught Jimu pants down rap_ing the complainant.
He escorted the complainant to the police station leading to the arrest of Jimu.
The complainant was medically examined at Concession hospital.