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Family connives to protect uncle as girl (12) raped many times

By Staff Reporter

A 12-year-old girl’s family members all connived to protect the victim’s 30-year-old uncle who went on to rape the minor several times, a Chipinge court heard recently.

It took a schoolteacher who assisted the abused minor to report the ordeal to the police.

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According to the National Prosecuting Authority, “On an unknown date in April 2023, the complainant (12) together with four other children were left in the care of the accused person by the accused person’s wife who had gone to an all-night prayer”.

During the night, added NPA, the accused person sneaked into the room where the complainant and other children were sleeping.

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He went to where the complainant was sleeping and gagged her before he forcibly removed the complainant’s pantie and raped her once.

After the act, he returned to his room.

The accused person’s wife and the complainant’s sister returned home the following morning and the complainant narrated her ordeal to her sister who advised her to “calm down”.

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The accused person raped the complainant three more times after the first act.

The complainant revealed the matter to her aunt who also failed to take action.

She went to a nearby school where she narrated her ordeal to a teacher who helped her report the matter to the police.

The uncle was finally arrested on 30 May 2024.

He was jailed 16 years after being found guilty of the crime.

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