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Zim man jailed 14 years for inserting finger into 8-year daughter’s vagina

HARARE, October 5 – A Harare man, Zimbabwe, will spend 14 years in jail for placing his middle finger into the genital parts of her eight-year old baby girl.

The 41-year old man from Harare suburbs of Kuwadzana appeared before the capital city’s regional magistrate Mr Themba Kuwanda, who later suspended six years of the initial sentence on condition the father, who is a mechanic by profession showed good behaviour while in prison.

State prosecution led by Valerie Ngoma said the man in question lured her 8-year old daughter to come and join him in bed while the child’s mother was busy outside sweeping the yard.

It is then that he reached into the child’s undergarment and inserted his finger for sexual pleasure. The young girl cried when experienced pain before running away from her father to tell her mom.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), who arrested the father for indecent assault took the baby girl for medical examination where it was indeed confirmed the girl had been abused.

This led to the arrest of the father, but the culprit vehemently denied ever placing his finger into the girl’s genital accusing the baby’s mother of exaggerating since the two had sour matrimonial relationship.

The man (name supplied) whose identity could not be revealed to protect his hapless young young girl will now serve effective eight years in jail for the indecent assault.

Though the father pleaded not guilty, the magistrate sent him to prison based on proven medical results of child indecent following investigations by the police.

Evidence by state witnesses also revealed the father tempered with her baby girl’s private parts during court cross examination.

The young girl had to flee from his father who used a middle finger to press t into her private parts leading to her mother reporting the matter to the law enforcement agents.

The incident occurred on 24th August 2017 at around 06:00am in the morning.

The child felt deep pain when her father placed his finger before screaming for help, jumped off the bed and ran to her mother, who was sweeping the yard and told her what the father had done to her.

– CAJ News

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