A 41-year-old Mutare man has been slapped with an 18-year jail sentence after being convicted of rap_ing his four-year-old daughter.
The convict will spend the next 15 years behind bars after three years of his 18-year sentence were suspended for five years on condition of good behaviour.
The State pleaded with the court for a stiffer penalty arguing that the man had scarred his daughter for life and had to be used as an example to would-be offenders.
Facts are that the 4-year old was rap_ed after being left in her father’s custody while the mother went to Mutare CBD.
The minor’s grandmother discovered that she had been rap_ed on the same day before reporting the matter to the police leading to the man’s arrest.