- Crowborough landlord up for raping two-year-old
- Crowborough landlord allegedly raped tenant’s two-year-old daughter
A 36-YEAR-OLD Crowborough landlord on Wednesday appeared before Harare Magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa on allegations of raping his tenant’s two-year-old daughter.
The landlord (name withheld to protect minor ’s identity) appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Courts facing sexual charges against the tenant’s under-aged child.
At law, such a person is deemed incapable of consenting to sexual intercourse.
It is the State’s case that on February 10, complainant’s mother left complainant in the custody of her 17-year-old brother while she went to the marketplace where she sales tomatoes.
Complainant’s mother returned at around 6:15pm, only to find her daughter alone at home.
Complainant’s mother called out her daughter as she wanted to send her to a nearby tuck-shop.
At that point, the mother discovered that complainant appeared to be having trouble walking and was in pain.
She then asked the complainant what was wrong, upon which the complainant revealed that the suspected molester had touched her private parts.
Complainant’s mother checked complainant’s private parts and saw semen on complainant’s private parts.
A report was immediately made to the police and complainant was referred to hospital for medical examination.
The magistrate’s court referred the alleged paedophile to the High court for bail application.
Accused was remanded in custody to February 26.