BIKITA - A Bikita woman was shocked to come back from a well where she had gone to fetch some water only to find her two-year-old daughter she left sleeping in the same bed with her husband crying uncontrollably with blood oozing from her private parts.
The husband was using a piece of cloth to wipe away the blood and the baffled mother forcibly inspected her husband who had no pant at that moment only to find out that his organ had blood stains.
Magistrate Dambudzo Malunga found Maurice Tarisai (21) of Ruzive Village under Chief Mukanganwi in Bikita guilty of rape and sentenced him to 18 years after he pleaded guilty to the charge on Monday.
It is the State case that on March 17, 2017 at around 6am, the complainant's mother went to fetch water at a nearby well, leaving the complainant sleeping in the same bed with the accused.
During the absence of the mother, the father raped his daughter once.
The mother came back and found the accused wiping blood from the juvenile`s vagina while she was crying. The mother also observed that the complainant had no pant. She then forcibly inspected the accused's penis and found out that it had some blood.
The mother told other family members about the incident and she was discouraged from reporting the matter to the Police. The complainant was referred to Silveira Hospital where a medical doctor who examined her compiled a medical report which was used in court as exhibit.
Tarisai was sentenced to 18 years in jail of which three years were suspended on condition that he does not commit a similar offence within the next five years..
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