A 65-year-old man from Chivi recently appeared before Chiredzi Regional Magistrate Judith Zuyu after being accused of rap_ing his neighbor’s mentally challenged 14-year-old daughter, Tellzim News reported.
The state represented by Noel Muranda alleged that on November 13, 2019 during the day, the accused (name withheld) asked the complainant to help him to sweep his bedroom and promising to give her some sweets and snacks in return.
The state argues that the complainant agreed and after she had finished cleaning, the accused began f0ndling the complainant’s brea_sts, removed her undergarment and rap_ed her once.
The matter came to light three days later when the complainant opened up to her mother leading to the accused’s arrest.
In his defense, the accused admitted to the court that he f0ndled the complainant at her own will after she had asked him to do so in order for her brea_sts to grow big as her siblings’ but never had se_xual intercourse with her.
The accused argued that he was no longer se_xually active as he had erec_tile dysfunction and had a catheter during the said period.
“I did not mount on her because I had a catheter on, and it is even difficult for me to uri_nate so there is no way I could have rap_ed her though I admit to fondling her,”he said.
The case was remanded to June 25, 2020.