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Rapist gets 12 year jail for raping a minor

A 51-YEAR-OLD Glendale man was sentenced to 16 years behind bars by Bindura regional magistrate Gloria Takundwa on Thursday after he was caught raping his 12-year-old neighbour.

Moses Jimu of Major Brown farm, Glendale will spend 13 years effective after the magistrate conditionally suspended 3 years.

Prosecutor Ngoni Kaseke told the court that sometime in November last year the rapist called the complainant to his house and raped her before buying her silence with $2 bond.

The matter came to light on November 24 when the complainant’s uncle received a tip-off that Jimu had called the complainant in his house.

The uncle stormed in the house and caught Jimu pants down raping the complainant.

He escorted the complainant to the police station leading to the arrest of Jimu.

The complainant was medically examined at Concession hospital.

Tendai Guvamombe