Crime

Bid to cure HIV backfires for Uncle

By SIMBARASHE SITHOLE

A 28-YEAR-OLD Mvurwi man is in serious trouble after allegedly bedding his nephew several times purporting that he was curing his HIV status by having sex with the minor.

The suspect who cannot be named for ethical reasons appeared before Guruve magistrate Shingirai Mutiro today for allegedly contravening Section 70 of the Criminal law and Cordification Act.

He pleaded not guilty and was remanded in custody to March 20.

The state led by Carson Kundiona alleges on January 2 and at Disi farm, Mvurwi the 15 year old girl eloped to his uncle’s house after falling pregnant.

On January 5 the father to the complanaint followed her daughter and filed a police report leading to the suspect’s arrest.

The complanat told the court that her uncle sneaked in her bedroom hut for a long time and persuaded her to have unprotected sex so that he can be cured of his HIV status.

“Your worship, I consented to the sexual intercourse because my uncle had begged me, saying that he would be cured of HIV if i have sexual intercourse with him. Subsequently, he would wake me up and sneak me into his room and we would have unprotected sex,” said the complanaint.

In his defense the accused insisted that although he was unaware of the complanaint’s age, he had been misled by the fact that the complanaint had previously cohabited with three different men as husband and wife.

However the complanaint’s father told the court that he had previously informed the accused person of the complanaint’s age.

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