A 24-year-old Zimbabwean guy has been condemned to 33 years in jail for raping his 9-year-old grade-three niece and also infecting her with HIV.
The guy who stays in the same residence with his sister and her children, allegedly took advantage of his sister’s absence to rape his niece on a couple of times between March and April.
The court heard that the sicko uncle would creep into the room in which his nieces were sleeping and would rape the 9-year-old. The 9-year-old shared the room with her younger sisters aged 4 and 2.
The unhappy misuse were exposed after the little girl refused to sleep in the room. When her older sister interrogated about the reluctance, the 9-year-old disclosed that the uncle was raping her.
The case was mentioned to the police and a medical test which was done thereafter discovered that the girl has been infected with HIV.
When denounced before Regional Magistrate Mr. Christopher Maturure on counts of raping his niece and one count of intentionally infecting her with HIV, the guy pleaded not guilty and made a spirited try to deny the charges. However his trickery did not work, and the magistrate found him guilty after a complete trial.
The magistrate had no kind words for the uncle who misuse his position of trust to feed on his sister’s child. He stated that his ruling should serve as a caution to other similar keen offenders and sentenced him to 33 years in jail.
The Record mentioned that Maturure stated;
“Her life has totally changed because of your actions. For rape, you are sentenced to 18 years and deliberately infecting the complainant, 15 years.”