Sex for sweets lands man in court


ZVISHAVANE – A 47-year- old man who lured a 13-year-old girl into sex after promising her some sweets has appeared in court facing a charge of sexual intercourse with a minor.

Harunashe Hove of Village 22 Finali under Chief Masunda in Zvishavane allegedly had sex with the complaint on several occasions after buying her some sweets and then later a pair of slippers.

The accused appeared before Zvishavane Magistrate Charity Tonongera on Tuesday and was remanded to March 30, 2021.

Prosecutor Lloyd Mavhiza said Hove proposed love to the juvenile in July 2020 but this was rejected. In August on a day unknown to the State Hove went to the complainant’s place at 9pm and found her alone as her grandfather was attending a church service.

The accused again asked for sex from the complainant and the girl agreed after he promised her some sweets. The accused then had consensual sexual intercourse with the complainant once.

The following morning the accused brought seven milk melo sweets and gave them to the complainant.

In October the accused delivered some slippers to the complainant. On November 1, 2020 during the night the accused went to the complainant’s home and found her sleeping outside with her younger sister since it was hot. They had sex while the sister was fast asleep.

After intercourse the accused was seen by the complainant’s uncle standing near the complainant and he ran away. The complainant did not tell the truth until she was taken to the Police.

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