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A four-year-old girl from Chitungwiza left the court dumb-founded after she gave a graphic account of how her assailant came to pick her up from her parents’ house to a maize field where he raped her.

Giving her evidence through the Victim Friendly Court (VFC) via video link, the rape survivor demonstrated with “coital gestures” illustrating how she was sexually abused by the 39-year-old man.

She narrated how the man spread his jacket on the ground and took off her pant, stashing it in his pocket before sexually abusing her.

The man, she said, was disturbed by a passer-by (Witness Gada) and took to his heels but was apprehended.

The minor said she was taken to her assailant by two other men and she fished out her pant from his pocket.

The incident occurred on March 15 at around 9am when Christopher Wilson arrived at the minor’s residence where she was playing with her friends.

He pretended to play with her before enticing her into a nearby maize field where he raped her.

Wilson denied the offence saying he was assaulted by a mob while coming from a night club on the day in question.

His utterances hit a snag after the girl’s neighbour chronicled the event up to the point she asked the minor’s mother to witness his sexual gestures on the girl.

He denied rape charges before Chitungwiza magistrate Ms Estere Chivasa but was convicted after a full trial. Ms Chivasa slapped him with an 18-year jail term before suspending three years for five years.

In handing the sentence, Ms Chivasa considered that the matter was premeditated.

“The accused person was so daring when he committed the offence since he went to the girl’s residence and placed his weight on the minor.

“You also exposed this little girl to risk of sexual transmitted infections,” said Ms Chivasa. Ms Karen Kunaka prosecuted.

Source : The Herald