A man who allegedly raped his 10-year-old step daughter on several occasions appeared before the court in Marondera recently where the matter was postponed to a later date.
The 42-year-old man, who resides in Marondera’s Paradise Park, but works in Harare, pleaded not guilty when he appeared before regional magistrate Ignatio Kudakwashe Mene.
The case led by Morgan Dube is that on a date unknown to the State, but sometime in 2017, the man’s wife left for work, leaving him with the 10-year-old girl at home.
The man and the girl were allegedly lying on the same bed when he rap_ed her using protection.
From then on, the se_xual assaults allegedly went on for some time as the man threatened the girl with violence if she dared report to her mother.
The girl ran away from home in February this year and narrated her ordeal to her friend.
The matter was later reported to the police.