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Rusape Man Arrested for Molesting 14-Year-Old Girl at Gum Tree Plantation

Rusape Man Arrested for Molesting 14-Year-Old Girl at Gum Tree Plantation

A 56-year-old man from Rusape has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old girl at a gum tree plantation.

Horrific Attack in the Gum Tree Plantation

According to the court proceedings, the incident occurred on the 24th of this year. The man called the 14-year-old girl to the gum tree plantation, which was located just 100 meters from her home. When the girl arrived, the man immediately grabbed her, covered her mouth to prevent her from screaming, and proceeded to remove her clothes and molest her.

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Girl’s Brave Testimony Leads to Justice

After the traumatic ordeal, the girl managed to gather the strength to return home and recount the incident to her father. Without hesitation, the father accompanied his daughter to the police station to file a report. The authorities swiftly acted on the information, apprehending the perpetrator and bringing him to justice.

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Man Sentenced to 15 Years

The man appeared before the Rusape Magistrate Courts, where he was convicted of rape and sentenced to 15 years in prison. “A 56-year-old man from Rusape was convicted and sentenced at the Rusape Magistrates Court on rape charges. The accused person was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment,” read the NPAZ press statement.

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Father Molesting Own Daughter

In another news, a 41-year-old father from Beitbridge has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for allegedly getting his 12-year-old daughter drunk before molesting her at his home. During the August holiday in 2023, the father sent his other children away and was left alone with his young daughter. He then went to the shops, bought beer, and forced the intoxicated child to drink it until she fell asleep. The father then took advantage of the vulnerable situation and molested his own child that night.