Hwange regional magistrate Collete Ncube sentenced a Victoria Falls man to 18-years in prison for raping his niece with two years suspended for five years. She also sentenced him to 12 months in prison for aggravated indecent assault for attempting to rape the little sister of his rape victim. The 12-year-old girl tested positive for HIV. The man cannot be named to protect the identity of his minor victims.
The prosecutor told the court:
On an unknown date but in the month of January 2016, the accused approached his 12-year-old niece who was cleaning her mother’s bedroom hut and lifted her up before placing her on her mother’s bed where forcibly had sex with her once.
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Immediately after that, he went to the girl’s younger sister who was sweeping in another hut and mounted her but only lay on top of he.
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