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A 44-year-old former policeman allegedly turned his late brother’s daughter into a sex slave by offering to pay her school fees in exchange for sex, a Bulawayo court heard this week.

The court heard that the suspect, whom we cannot name to protect the identity of the girl, has been raping the girl since 2000 when she finished writing her Grade Seven exams. The victim is now 26.

The woman only revealed her ordeal recently after her boyfriend quizzed her on why she was not a virgin.

She told the court that after opening up on the matter, her boyfriend could not stomach it and dumped her.

The court also heard that at one point the suspect threatened to shoot the girl with a pistol if she dared tell anyone about the rape.

The suspect is facing five counts of rape.

State prosecutor, Trust Muduma, told the court that the suspect took the girl under his care in 2000 after she finished writing her Grade Seven examinations.

“The accused secured a place for her and paid for her fees for the first term. The girl was chased from school for failing to pay fees for term two and she went back home, only to find his uncle alone,” Muduma said.

“The uncle promised to pay her fees if she kept a secret and later raped her before paying fees and buying her a winter uniform.”

The court heard that the ex-cop would rape the minor whenever he got a chance to be alone with the girl.

“At some point the complainant told him she was not interested and he took a pistol from his bedroom and threatened to kill her if she revealed the matter to anyone,” Muduma said.

“My uncle would storm into the bathroom and rape me. At times he would walk into my room and order me to lie down before raping me and he did that on different occasions,” she told the police.

The suspect denied the allegations saying his niece was only trying to fix him after she was dumped by her boyfriend.

The matter is before Magistrate Crispen Mberewere. The case continues.

Source : New Zimbabwe

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