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Chitungwiza regional magistrate Ms Estere Chivasa has referred a mentally-challenged man for medical examination after he pleaded guilty to raping a toddler.Ms Chivasa ordered him to be examined by two doctors and remanded him in custody to June 6.

According to the presentations made by prosecutor Mr Lovet Muringwa, on May 16 this year at around 5pm, the man saw the minor walking alone and called her to his house.

The court heard that the minor was following her mother, who had gone to see her neighbour.

The man took aantage of the situation and took the child to his room where he raped her.

The minor cried during the sexual abuse, forcing the man to abandon the act.

When the girl’s mother returned, the minor narrated her ordeal.

Not sure if her child was telling the truth, the woman took the minor to her grandmother who examined the toddler and confirmed that the little girl had indeed been abused.

The minor’s mother reported the matter to the police leading to the man’s arrest.

The man told the court that he was unsure of the spirit that got into him, causing him to commit the offence.

Source : The Herald

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