CHIREDZI – A 17-year-old girl who appeared in court facing allegations of rape has been found guilty and sentenced to a wholly suspended five-year imprisonment term.
The teenage girl who was a maid in Tshovani Township in Chiredzi appeared before Regional Magistrate Judith Zuyu last week facing charges of raping a minor, a son to his employer, taking advantage of his blind sight.
The girl is said to have worked for the complainant’s mother for five years until the day she was found on top of the minor by his mother.
It is the State case that on an unknown date but in the month of September 2015, the mother of the minor decided to go home early. It was upon her arrival that she found her maid right on top of the minor.
The accused, however, told Magistrate Zuyu that she did not commit the crime. She said her employer arrived at the house when she was changing the boy’s pants and had already put the pants outside the room.
She claimed that the story was framed because she was demanding her wages from her boss. However, evidence was produced to show that there was indeed pe_netration.
The accused was found guilty and sentenced to five years in prison wholly suspended on condition that she does not commit a similar crime in the next three years.
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