Orphan adopted by family sentenced to 22 years in prison for raping their 6-year old daughter

Harare magistrate Lucy Mungwari sentenced a Harare man, name withheld, to 27 years in prison for raping the 6-year-old daughter of the family which had taken him in after both his parents had died. 5 years were suspended leaving an effective sentence of 22 years.

The court heard that the man had been staying with the family in Budiriro since 2015, and shared a room with the victim and her brothers. On the 5th of July, he was caught red-handed raping the minor, by her minor who called for her husband.  He was unable to defend or explain himself,  and the minor revealed that the rape had been going on for a while. He was arrested and charged with two counts of rape.

More: Herald


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