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A 35 year-old Marondera man has been brought to court facing charges of raping a 13 year-old girl and offering her $1 as a Christmas present.

Prosecutor Tafara Charambira said Batanai Masati, of Yellow City, on December 30 last year, had just returned from his rural home in Murewa when he summoned the girl, who is a neighbour, to buy him some milk at a nearby shop.

On her return, Charambira-now wearing shorts-called the girl into his bedroom and allegedly grabbed her from behind, fondled her breasts and touched her private parts before raping her once.

After committing the crime Charambira offered his victim $1, saying it was her Christmas present.

The girl told her father who later made a report to the police leading to the arrest of Charambira.

Magistrate Josephine Sande remanded Charambira in custody and set the matter for trial to next month.

Source : New Zimbabwe

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