By SIMBARASHE SITHOLE
A 21-YEAR-OLD Kwekwe man was lucky to escape jail term after his 12 months imprisonment sentence was committed to community service yesterday by a Kwekwe magistrate after he fondled a minor’s private parts.
Tinashe Ncube (22) of house number 285/5 Mbizo was then slapped with 350hours of community service by magistrate Story Rushambwa after full trial yesterday.
Prosecutor Freddy Ndoro told the court that on September 5 Ncube called the nine year old complainant into his room and she complied.
Upon entering Ncube ordered the victim to close all windows and doors before lifting her to seat on his lap.
He removed her skirts fondled her buttocks and private parts before letting her go.
The minor subsequently wrote a letter to her brother narrating what happened and the police were advised.
Working on a tipp off they managed to arrest the convict.