17 year old fugitive rapist arrested after 5 years

Elizabeth Mashiri

Midlands Bureau

Gweru – A suspected Gweru rapist (17) who committed the crime when he was still a juvenile has been arrested after five years and is an adult now aged 22.

The man who cannot be named for ethical reasons allegedly raped an 11-year-old cousin when he was only doing Form 3 at Senga Secondary School in Gweru.

The accused was living in the same house with the complainant.

It is the State case that in September, 2015 the accused was at home when the minor returned from school. He then followed the minor to her room and that is when he forced himself on her and raped her.

Prosecutor Talent Tadenyika said that after the rape incident the minor wrote a note saying ‘Handichada kugara pano nokuti ndabatwa chibharo. Ndokumbirawo phone yenyu ndiphonere mhamha vekwaChirumhanzu”.

The complaint took the letter to her aunt who then reported the matter to Police.

The accused disappeared and was only arrested recently after a tip off.

The accused has been remanded to July 22 in custody .https://masvingomirror.com

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